Protect 815 Rwandan Women from Domestic Violence

$5,110 $1,243
Raised Remaining
Dec 28, 2012

New Training for Women this Fall

We wish to thank you for your invaluable support this past year.  Following is a quarterly field report on the work that Relax has been doing to fight domestic violence: 

Relax had to place its operations temporarily on hold as members took advantage of opportunities to further their education and also because of personal family challenges that required their attention.

We congratulate team member, Chantal, who completed her university dissertation while also conducting an academic internship. At the same time, she was also responsible for a sick child and a sibling who was hospitalized, which took her away from the venture's regular activities. We also congratulate the team's president, Marcelline Ngirabandi, who was accepted into university and had to move away from her community to attend school. 

However, the team has recently resumed its programs and has been meeting during academic breaks. They held a training with the remaining group of beneficiaries in September at the Kabutare cell’s office in Mwendo sector.  We expect a more complete update in the coming weeks on the impact of their training, which we will share. 

Relax is working to fight violence against women by training people about the rules about property succession and human rights and ensuring that violations are reported to the sector authorities. We at Global Grassroots extend our deepest gratitude for your support in enabling our graduates' venture, Relax, to do this important work in fighting domestic violence. We invite you to continue to support our work for the benefit of Relax and other teams of women change agents throughout Rwanda.  Thank you and warm wishes to your friends and families.


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

donate now:


Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Support another project run by Global Grassroots that needs your help, such as:


Project Leader

Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, NH United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Protect 815 Rwandan Women from Domestic Violence