Gender Based Violence both reflects and reinforces inequalities between men and women and compromises the health, dignity, security, and autonomy of its victims. It encompasses a wide range of human rights violation, including sexual assault and harassment, trafficking of women and girls and several harmful traditional practices. Any one of these abuses leave deep psychological scars, damage the health of women and girls in general including their reproductive and sexual health, and in some instances result in death. It is in this regard SaferRwanda with support from Rwanda Governance Board implemented a project entitled GBV prevention and intervention through Strengthening the capacity of gender based violence committees in intervention and response toward GBV victims.
In partnership with Care international Rwanda, SaferRwanda implemented a project entitled Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. The project aimed at building women’s capacities and self-esteem, transforming negative social and cultural norms and values underlying women’s rights violations and facilitating a more effective implementation of Rwanda’s gender-supportive legal framework. The project further engaged women in Climate vulnerability and capacity assessment (CVCA) as key activity in climate change adaptation and mitigation since Women are affected by climate Change effects.
In partnership with mama cash, SaferRwanda implemented a project engaging women in peace building and decision making through training of trainers workshops in Musanze and Gicumbi distrists
SaferRwanda has achieved and participated in influencing national legal and policy frameworks that are gender responsive, strengthening the capacity of women in economic development and leadership from grassroots to national level and ensuring a gender sensitive Rwandan community.