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-Based Violence Materials and Toolkits

gender equality