Train 400 on Legal Marriage & Women's Rights

Dec 31, 2012

Gender rights training reaches 6 communities

We wish to thank you for your invaluable support this past year.  Following is a quarterly field report on the work that Kind People has been doing to fight for women's rights:

Kind People has gone to six communities thus far to facilitate trainings about the laws protecting the family and the mutual benefits of legal marriage. By promoting women's rights to property through legal marriage, they are advancing equality and reducing oppression and gender-based violence.  Kind People has trained 105 couples in six cellules so far, including couples from Buhanda, Karambi, Nyakago, Muyunzwe, Rwesero and Munanira cells. Their first training took place in Buhanda and Karambi in July. It was officially opened by the executive leader of the sector. The second training happened in September in Nyakogo and Muyunzwe. The third session of training in Rwesero and Munanira was held in November. This month the team will purchase a motorcycle to serve as a moto taxi to generate revenue for the team's operations, while providing for their own transporation for visiting and assisting women throughout the region.

We at Global Grassroots extend our deepest gratitude for your support in enabling our graduates' venture, Kind People, to do this important work fighting for women's rights. This past year, Kind People was sponsored by a donor, Maura Shaughnessy and her family, and so we will be retiring this venture from the GlobalGiving system.  

We invite you to continue to support our programs for the benefit of other teams of women change agents throughout Rwanda and Uganda.  You can learn more about our core social venture incubaltor, the Academy for Conscious Change here:   

Thank you and warm wishes to your friends and families.


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Project Leader

Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, New Hampshire United States

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