Nyaruguru: Thousands attended sensitization on UCW in Ruheru
Promoting Opportunities for Women Empowerment and Rights (POWER) Project has held a sensitization on reduction, redistribution and recognition of UCW in Nyaruguru district-Ruheru sector.
This sensitization was held on July 6, 2017 and was combined with Intore from Ruheru sector who were presenting their achievements to sector officials after six of implementation of various social and developmental activities in the community.
Action Aid Rwanda and Faith Victory Association (FVA) two organizations which are implementing POWER project in Nyaruguru got opportunities to conduct sensitization on UCW. More than 1,000 people were reached by messages encouraging men and boys to partner with women and girls in domestic unpaid activities and the call for government institutions to plan infrastructures that relieve UCW from women’s shoulder.
“We want the government to remember water infrastructures in rural areas so that may not spend many hours fetching waters from a long distance. Early Child Development Centers (ECDs) are very important to take care of children, making them busy and leave an important moment for mothers to start paid businesses.” Said AAR representative in the event
Intore were tasked to bring messages on reduction, recognition and redistribution of UCW in the community in order to create a society where both women and men are sharing all tasks to accelerate family development.
POWER Project seeks to empower women small holder farmers economically and demanding their rights. To contribute to women empowerment and reduction of UCW, POWER project has donated 46 cows, 40 small livestock and 17 water tanks to women beneficiaries of the project in Ruheru.