Advocacy

Friday 14 May 2021

Press Release: Rwandan men should be more involved in parenting, says Save the Children

Rwandan women continue to bear the burden of most aspects of childcare, despite male involvement being essential for early childhood development, according to a new report launched in February 2021 by child-rights agency Save the Children.

The new report reveals that despite some awareness raising in Rwanda of the importance of men being more engaged in children’s lives, gender norms which encourage men to engage in paid work while women stay at home continue to prevail.

Monday 5 October 2020

PRESS STATEMENT: Report on localization of humanitarian and development action in Rwanda launched

A virtual event organized by Trócaire on September 10th, 2020, launched the Localisation Research Report titled ‘’’The contribution of various actors towards localisation of humanitarian and development action in Rwanda’’. This launch brought together 63 participants representing donor agencies, International and National organisations, ministries and government institutions. Glenn Stuart Hodes, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Senior Advisor for Resource Mobilization and Development Effectiveness and Usta Kaitesi, the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) Chief Executive Officer were both in attendance.

Tuesday 4 August 2020

PRESS STATEMENT: “Reopen Schools Based on Science But Not Second to Business" warns Save the Children

03, August, 2020, Kigali - In a response to the recent article in the New Times Rwanda: “Should schools be allowed to reopen in September? Save the Children Rwanda welcomes the disclaimer from the Prime Minister while appearing before parliament that schools reopening would only be guided by science.

Friday 17 April 2020

Rwanda child friendly animation video: During this COVID19 pandemic every child can be a superhero

In an effort to slow transmission rates of COVID-19 Save the Children Rwanda on the 16th of April launched an animated handwashing video, aimed at young children and families in Rwanda. This Animated Video, narrated by a young Rwandan girl child in Kinyarwanda with English subtitles, features an African girl child character taking us through steps in how every child can be a superhero in these times of coronavirus.

Thursday 5 March 2020

Excluding children with disabilities is discrimination – all children have rights!

With our implementing partner UWEZO Youth Empowerment we work closely with the youth and children with disability (Y/CWD) to promote the implementation of the State obligations and commitments to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children (UNCRC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD).

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