Educate 500 On Women's Property Rights in Rwanda

by Global Grassroots
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Dec 27, 2011

Team Completes Curriculum Design & Prepares to Host Community Trainings

APROFER works in the rural district of Kibuye, with a commitment to fight violence against  women associated with managing family property. APFROFER provides trainings, promotes the exchange of ideas, hosts debates, and encourages mobilization amongst couples, widows, children, other family members and local authorities. This year, the team designed and conducted their baseline issue study and used the information to shape their curriculum design. This fall, they fiinshed writing their training curriculum, and are now ready to teach community members about inheritance law and the laws protecting families.

 

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