Promoting opportunities for Women Empowerment (POWER) : This project is being implemented by Faith Victory Association (FVA) in Nyanza, Nyaruguru and Musanze in partnership with Action Aid Rwanda since January 2016. The long-term objective of the project is to increase the economic empowerment of women in Rwanda and contribute thereby to gender equality. POWER aims at increasing the income of 6,000 women in Rwanda and their ability to control their income through practicing climate resilient sustainable agriculture, better access to markets and reducing, recognizing and redistributing their unpaid care work.
The project empowers women at household and community level, raising awareness and claiming their rights, recognizing, distributing and reduction of unpaid care work. The project increases women’s access to productive resources, markets and knowledge of sustainable practices which ensures that they continue to have a livelihood in the longer term and effecting policy and institutional change to provide an enabling environment that supports women’s economic empowerment.