Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre (RWAMREC) is training members of civil society organizations and policy makers from government Institutions on Engaging men in recognition, reduction and redistribution of Unpaid Care Works (UCWs) and domestic works for promotion of the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE).
The three days training attracted 22 participants and was organized through Promundo supported Bandebereho Program which his aimed at involving men in Maternal, New Born and Child Health (MNBCH) and involving them into the share of Unpaid Care Works (UCWs) for Women Economic Empowerment (WEE). The training is effective from Wednesday July 29th to Friday 31st 2020.
The training is discussing on findings and share experience with Policy makers and CSOs, the roles and responsibilities of men vis-a-vis of unpaid care and domestic work for women’s economic empowerment, sharing and consolidating the latest experiences, evidence, and insights and develop new understandings and practices of engaging men in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
While opening the training, RWAMREC Chairperson focused on the aim of the training as to brainstorm and find out together how to have healthy families with shared household chores between men and women at household level and the role men should play in prevention of GBV and teen pregnancies.
Musanze District Vice Mayor in charge of Social Affairs commends the good relationship and collaboration with RWAMREC through Bandebereho program. “Bandebereho is really helping in changing positively men’s mindset and attitudes in regards to gender equality and GBV prevention. Our district is also honored to host this important convention of experts for good results.”
The training expects the commitment for mainstreaming Unpaid Care and Domestic works in programming of both governmental and non-governmental institutions through the advocacy of the training participants.