550 Women & Youth to Defend Property Rights

by Global Grassroots
Jul 2, 2013

Building Partnerships to Defend Women's Rights

Learning at the Academy For Conscious Change
Learning at the Academy For Conscious Change

Part of the training that teams receive at the Academy for Conscious Change is in the importance of creating strategic partnerships with other stakeholders within a community. This helps form a network of people addressing the issue at different levels, raises awareness about the issue, and helps ensure community support for the venture. 

Have Pity and Compassion, a team working in the rural community of Mutara District in Rwanda to fight violence against women and promote women's land right have been putting that lesson into action. 

On June 17 they met with the Justice & Peace Commission at the Kabgayi Diocese to share their work and build common ground. The Commission was moved by the work they have been doing already to reduce violence and agreed to partner with them, creating a club called The Path of Peace. This anti-violence club will educate children about women's rights so that the next generation can grow up with greater expectations of equality. 20 Children are already participating in this project, and the team was able to visit the homes of the 11 families where the children come from to reinforce the message throughout the entire family. 

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Global Grassroots

Location: Portsmouth, NH - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globalgrassroots.org
Project Leader:
Gretchen Wallace
President and Founder
Hanover, NH United States

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