Umugore Arumvwa Project

Umugore Arumvwa Project

Fighting Gender-based Violence

The Umugore Arumvwa project contributes to the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) by strengthening the voices of citizens, the civil society, and the accountability of responsible authorities. Using international commitments and the Government of Rwanda's policies to end GBV, the project works with authorities, service providers, civil society organizations, and individual citizens (particularly women) to improve implementation.

The project builds the capacity of duty bearers and responsible authorities to implement international commitments to end GBV, specifically focusing on the Universal Periodic Review, UN Security Council resolution 1325, and the Kampala Declaration.

The project uses the Community Score Card methodology and advocates for the inclusion of specific GBV targets and indicators in District Development Plans and Imihigo performance contracts to hold authorities and service providers accountable for providing effective protection and care for citizens vulnerable to and affected by GBV. It aims to reach 2 million vulnerable women in Rwanda.

Umugore Arumvwa also works to establish a harmonized system for the consolidation, analysis and publication of data on reported GBV cases, and increasing the capacity of civil society stakeholders to advocate for action where commitments to end GBV are not being met.

Documentation:

For further information, please see the attached document. To learn more about the models used for this project, please see the Models page.

Project Achievements

Using the Community Score Card methodology and advocates for the inclusion of specific GBV targets and indicators, the project works with District Development Plans and Imihigo performance contracts to hold authorities and service providers accountable for providing effective protection and care for citizens vulnerable to and affected by GBV.

Project Info

  • Start Date: 2009 July
  • Donor: Government of Rwanda
  • Program: Vulnerable Women Program
  • District: Gakenke, Gatsibo
  • Number of beneficiaries: 2,000,000 vulnerable women
  • Partners: RWAMREC, Rwanda Women's Network, Haguruka

Models

Models used:

  • Community Score Card Model