Mr Fidele Rutayisire, Chairman and founder member of RWAMREC.
RWAMREC was founded in 2006 in Rwanda by like-minded men [with diverse experiences in gender and other social science disciplines] after they were prompted to act on national challenges related to gender-based violence (GBV) and gender inequalities.
RWAMREC’s distinctive and innovative mission focuses on mobilizing Rwandan men to support women’s leadership; to contribute to the eradication of men’s violence against women; and to serve as role models for the promotion of positive masculine behaviors.
Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre conducts mass sensitization and education programs, media campaigns and public lectures, mentoring programs, etc to engage men and youth in Gender based violence (GBV) prevention, positive masculinity, positive cultural norms and values associated with life skills and orientation in their daily interaction with women counterparts.
Campus dialogues and Schools outreach programs against GBV will be implemented in order to involve as many youth population as possible. Special sessions with focus on techniques that encourage men to confront the peer’s attitudes about sex and violence will be organized for men by men within and outside schools.
By advocacy, Rwamrec involves policy makers, parliamentarians, NGOs, Government and other Stakeholders through, lobbying, mobilizing and building alliances and networks with them so that they put in place proactive gender sensitive policies and strategies that address gender issues by their root causes.