IPAR Rwanda in collaboration with Réseau des Femmes Oeuvrant pour le Développement Rural, a Local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), are implementing a project on “Evaluating the Impact of Holistic Participatory Programs on Reducing and Redistributing Unpaid Care Work among Women in Rwanda”. The project is being implemented in five districts that include Burera, Rwamagara, Nyabihu, Musanze and Gicumbi and is funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre(IDRC). The project builds on the work done by Réseau des Femmes Oeuvrant pour le Développement Rural on Reducing and Redistributing Unpaid Care Work among Women in Rwanda.
The project is part of the three-year Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) East Africa program which has been funded by IDRC. The key objective of the GrOW East Africa program is to contribute towards a positive change in improving the lives of marginalized women and girls in East Africa.
The key deliverable of IPAR through this partnership is to conduct research to evaluate the impact of interventions meant to tackle the issue of Unpaid care work, especially for women in rural areas.