Phone: +250 788315140 Email: info@rwamrec.org

The objectives of the organization are :

1. Promote Male Engagement approaches and initiatives in ending men’s violence against women and gender-based violence,

2. Promote Men’s positive attitudes and behaviors towards non-violence and gender equality practices in Rwanda,

3. Building partnerships, networking synergies between men and women for effective prevention sexual and gender-based violence and promotion of healthy families,

4. Spearheading capacity development networking and building synergies with other stakeholders for effective prevention of sexual and gender-based,

5. Development of community resource centers and evidence-based programming initiatives based on action-oriented research in areas of gender equality, MenEngage approaches, and gender-based violence in Rwanda.

The main activities of RWAMREC include but are not limited to the following :

  • Carry out mass mobilization and sensitization campaigns to engage men to adopt positive masculine behaviors to effectively prevent gender-based violence.
  • Conduct action-oriented research on perceptions and practices on masculinity and GBV in Rwanda.
  • Capacity development for mainstreaming and implementing the MenEngagement approaches into gender promotion and GBV prevention programs,
  • Provide training and material resources for implementing MenEngage initiatives through gendered programs.
  • Carry out Policy Advocacy initiatives and dialogues with the Government and other stakeholders to proactively prevent gender-based violence ;
  • Organize dialogues and school mentorship programs in order to involve as many young women and men as possible in GBV prevention throughout Rwanda.
  • promotion of positive masculine behaviors with uniformed personnel (police, army and students)

All these activities shall be done in many areas of development, mainly ; health, education, women’s empowerment and poverty reduction programs, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants, public awareness/community mobilization on prevention of gender-based violence, empowerment of local leaders and opinion leaders on providing gendered collective services, women and children’s rights promotion and protection, etc.