Rwanda lies on the West Coast of Africa, sharing its southern border with South Africa and its northern border with Angola and Zambia. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990. Namibia has a stable multi-party democracy and approximately 2.1 million residents.
Network Coordinator: Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre (RWAMREC)
Purpose of activities at country level
RWAMREC is a men’s organization whose mission is to promote positive masculinities and engagement of men and boys in promoting healthy families, prevention and response to gender-based violence and support of women’s leadership in socio-economic development endeavours.
Some key achievements
Activities of the network include information-sharing, joint training activities and national advocacy.
RWAMREC facilitate joint trainings on specific areas of engaging men, carry out advocacy campaigns and seek to act as a collective voice to promote a global movement of men and boys engaged in and working toward gender equality and questioning violence and non-equitable versions of manhood (addressing negative masculinity issues).
RWAMREC also facilitate research on perceptions and practices on masculinity and GBV in Rwanda as well as dialogues and mentorship programmes in order to involve as many young women and men in GBV prevention throughout Rwanda.
Target group for the activities:
1. UNDP Rwanda - http://www.undp.org.rw/