Combat Violence in 50 Rwanda Households

$518 $4,334
Raised Remaining


Turwubake ("Construct the Family"), a Global Grassroots sponsored project, is addressing economic vulnerability and domestic and sexual violence in their community in the Nyaryngenge Sector of Rwanda.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The project team, comprised of 25 local women, identify sexual and physical violence against married women and domestic workers as a critical problem in their community. This project will sensitize 50 families on issues of violence against domestic workers. Community women who are victims of violence will attend workshops in groups of 30. In its early stages, the project will also educate 15 community men identified by the project leaders and local authorities.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will organize trainings on gender equality for men and women, focusing on domestic workers and employers. Skill training will be offered to abused women to increase their potential for economic independence.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project estimates that in the first year, domestic violence will decrease by 20% among targeted women and families. In addition, clothesmaking training will provide vulnerable domestic workers and married women with economic alternatives.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $518

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 $518 .  The original project funding goal was $4,852.

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 Combat Violence in 50 Rwanda Households