Sports to Promote Women's Rights in Rwanda

$36,735 $0
Raised Remaining


This Project aims to use sport to empower Rwandan women and girls to create a strong forum of advocacy on women’s rights, HIV/AIDS prevention & management and issues of unity and reconciliation.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The project beneficiaries will mainly be girls and women including widows, disabled women, girl children heading families and women in associations of people living with HIV. These are groups of people that are vulnerable to violence and isolation due to their social status. The project will empower the beneficiaries to take a leading role in prevention and management of all the above mentioned issues for their own advancement and security as well as for the community as well.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will increase women and girls knowledge of their health rights, in a forum which shows that sport is not just for competition and leisure but a discipline that requires effort and skills that enhance human rights and national development.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will give awareness of health rights to 400 women and girls. Plus, we will train 30 coaches and referees who become trainers and can go back to their provinces and continue to make women aware of HIV/Aids prevention & management

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $36,735

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 $36,735 .  The original project funding goal was $28,100.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 22 donors like you, a total of $36,735 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!

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Project Leader

Felicite Rwema

Founder, AKWOF
Kigali, Rwanda

Where is this project located?

Map of Sports to Promote Women's Rights in Rwanda