Case Study: Rwanda Men's Resources Centre
In 2006, like-minded men with diverse experiences in gender and other social sciences founded the Rwanda Men’s Resources Centre (RWAMREC), prompted by national challenges to end gender-based violence and gender inequalities. By partnering with donors, public and private institutions, civil society organizations, and local communities, RWAMREC demonstrates extraordinary leadership in Rwanda on gender-focused development.
RWAMREC trains men and boys to serve as role models in promoting positive masculine behaviors, support women’s leadership, and contribute to the eradication of men’s violence against women. RWAMREC is also partnering to mainstream male engagement into health promotion, particularly in sexual and reproductive health and in the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
RWAMREC’s strategic approach focuses on sensitization and raising awareness of gender equality; organizing campaigns to fight against sexual and gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS; and capacity building for civil society organizations.
Last updated: April 24, 2013