Train 400 on Legal Marriage & Women's Rights

$305 $5,125
Raised Remaining


Kind People, a locally-initiated project sponsored by Global Grassroots, is addressing women's lack of access to property rights and its relationship to domestic violence and family conflict.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In the Karambi Sector of Rwanda, Kind People will educate between 400 and 500 people through a series of community trainings for couples. According to team leaders, most community members are uneducated about the legal rights of women and the importance of legal marriage to protect a woman's rights to property inheritance. Only through awareness and community support, will these patterns begin to change.

How will this project solve this problem?

After conducting workshops on gender equality and the laws protecting women, project leaders will encourage community members to start advocacy clubs to act as a resource for women who may still fall victim to continued domestic violence.

Potential Long Term Impact

After 1 year, Kind People is estimated to reach between 400 and 500 people, resulting in an increase in the number of women who can access their property, as well as a decrease in family violence in the community.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $305

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $305 .  The original project funding goal was $5,430.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Project Leader

Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, New Hampshire United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Train 400 on Legal Marriage & Women's Rights
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