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NWC sustainability – socioeconomic engagement and poverty reduction in local community Nyamirambo in Kigali

 
Project started: 2010.04.01
Project finished: 2011.10.23

Project leader: Vlasta Jalušič

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Theme: Human rights

Purpose and goals:
The project is a meaningful upgrade of the project “Nyamirambo (Kigali) Women’s Centre development and development integration of Rwandan and Slovenian NGOs” which was implemented in year 2009.

General goal of this project is to empower already existing independent women’s center as a stable local and regional well-placed organization of civil society in one of the poorest post-conflict region of the Great Lakes which has at disposal necessary infrastructure and is capable of influencing social happening, to generate income on the basis of community based economic activity, to defend women’s and children’s interests in local community – and by this influence also local and national policies.

Specific goals:
• Achieving better social inclusion of specific groups of women, greater gender equality, respect to women’s and children’s rights through increased action and intervention of women’s group on local and national level
• Greater economic empowerment and of women and members of local community and poverty reduction through implementation of income generating activities
• Establshment of sustainable infrastructure on the long-term by construction of the house - center
• Improvement of formal and informal education of women and children in local community
• Visibility of women’s center and reflection of development activities in regional and global context
Implementation:
• Infrastructure – construction of the house and permanent premises for functioning of NWC
• Purchase of vehicle for NWC
• Continuous implementation of English, Literacy and hand-crafts courses 
• Activities for economic empowerment of women (income generating activities)
• Preparation of the program and organization of international conference “Women’s empowerment through community based tourism and cultural exchange: chances and challenges of grassroots projects« in Kigali
• Preparation of the script, filming and production of low-budget documentary film about the project and situation of women in Nyamirambo
• In cooperation with association SOS telephone for women and children victims of violence (from Slovenia) training about working with and counseling victims of violence
• Implementation of workshops and trainings for women from local community and local leaders
• Continuous supporting of women in formal education
Results:
Conference Women's empowerment through community based tourism and cultural exchange: chances and challenges
Program
Partners:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Administration and Government office for Local Self-government and regional policy, Republic of Slovenia
Association SOS telephone for women and children victims of violence, Republic of Slovenia
Nyamirambo Women's Center (NWC), Rwanda
New Dawn Associates, Rwanda
Kigali Institute of Education (Center for Gender, Culture and Development), Rwanda
Ruanda Association of University Women, Rwanda
Sponsors:
Peace Institute, Slovenia
Government of Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Vlada RS - Ministrstvo RS za zunanje zadeve
Opinions expressed in the framework of the project do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia