Girls and women hold unlimited potential.

At USAID, we believe that gender equality and women's empowerment is not just a part of development, but at the core of development. That is why gender equality and empowerment of women is woven into our programming across sectors of our engagement in Rwanda.

Our Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment fact sheet is available for download on this page.  

The USAID Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Policy is also available here for download. 

To deepen your own knowledge on gender-related issues, consider taking this online training. It includes an overview of the strategic objectives, guiding principles, and operational and programmatic requirements set forth in USAID’s 2023 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy. By the end of the course, you will be able to speak to the critical role of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the success of USAID programming and ways you can advance these efforts in your own work. 

If you have questions about our work for gender equality, or ideas to share, please contact our USAID/Rwanda Gender and Inclusion Specialist, Triphine Munganyinka at

If you'd like to read empowering stories of Rwandan women who were empowered and changed their lives thanks to USAID-funded activities, please check out our Stories of Impact

Additional resources are available below:

Gender and Education

Making the Case for Women in the Energy Sector

Engendering Industries Presentation

Guidance for Promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Educational Materials

Gender-Based Violence Materials and Toolkits

Promoting Gender-Equitable Opportunities in Agricultural Value Chains

USAID's Best Practices for Advancing Gender-Responsive Climate Work

USAID's Women, Peace and Security Implementation Plan

What Works for Women's Political Participation and Leadership

Delivering Gender Equality: A Best Practices Framework for Male-Dominated Industries

Making the Case for Women in the Energy Sector 

Practical Guide to Women in Energy Regulation

Setting Strategic Gender Equality Targets 

Land Tenure, Property Rights and Gender 


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