Since 2017, Rwanda Women’s Network in partnership with Hivos under Women@Work Campaign (W@W) has been implementing the Women Leadership project in the horticulture sector in Rwanda. The project aims at improving the status of women (in horticulture) through strengthening women’s leadership capacity and promoting decent work for women.

No one would have imagined the effect that COVID-19 would have, in almost all sectors across the globe, including horticulture. It is
within this context that Hivos commissioned a rapid assessment with an aim to establish the impact of the virus amongst women in the horticulture sector, specifically in Gatsibo, Nyagatare and Rwamagana District, where RWN implemented the Women@Work Campaign initiative in Rwanda.

Impact of Covid-19 on
Women Workers in the
Horticulture Sector in Rwanda