Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre (RWAMREC)

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Rwanda Men’s Resource centre (RWAMREC) is a Rwanda national leading organization in addressing gender related issues using the Men Engage approach. It was created by 9 like-minded men, prompted by; 1) the need to empower men and reach out to other men so that we promote gender equality practices through positive masculine behaviors; 2) to promote effective cross-gender dialogue in ending sexual and gender-based violence; 3) to enhance men’s understanding and support to women’s empowerment initiatives; 4) adoption of healthy and non-violent behaviors that men need for their sustainable socio-economic development and promotion of healthy families.

Vision
The vision of RWAMREC is a Rwandan peaceful society where women and men share roles and responsibilities of raising families, and governing society in equality and respect of human rights.
Mission
RWAMREC’s core mission is to promote gender equality through reconstruction of a non-violent identity of men, adoption of healthy masculine behaviors and men’s empowerment to be positive and supportive partners, role models for other men and change agents in promoting healthy families and women’s socio-economic development, eradication of sexual and gender-based violence, positive fatherhood and men’s health in Rwanda.

Objectives

 Promote Male Engagement approaches and initiatives in ending men’s violence against women and gender-based violence,
 Promote Men’s positive attitudes and behaviors towards non-violence and gender equality practices in Rwanda
 Building partnerships, networking synergies between men and women for effective prevention sexual and gender-based violence and promotion of healthy families,
 Spearheading capacity development networking and building synergies with other stakeholders for effective prevention of sexual and gender-based,
 Development of community resource centers and evidence-based programming initiatives aimed at providing psycho-social support and avail education services including information resources based on action-oriented research in areas of gender equality, Men Engage approaches, and gender-based violence in Rwanda.

Website address: www.rwamrec.org

Physical Address:
Legal Status: Ministerial order n⁰114/11 of 3/9/2008
P.O. Box 5768, Kigali, Rwanda – REMERA-KISIMENTI.
YUUSSA Building, 2nd Floor, Tel: +250788381183/+250788381184
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5768

Directions to find Country Office: Kigali, Rwanda – REMERA-KISIMENTI, YYSSA PLAZZA

Began work in Rwanda in year: 2006

Organization Leadership:

Educational Activities and districts covered:

  • Advocacy : National level
  • Teacher training : Bugesera, Gatsibo, Nyaruguru and Rulindo
  • Access to education : Bugesera, Gatsibo, Nyaruguru and Rulindo.
  • Girls’ education : Bugesera, Gatsibo, Nyaruguru and Rulindo
  • Parenting/community education : Bugesera, Gatsibo, Nyaruguru and Rulindo