Gender Conference is one of the activities implemented during 2017-2018 Fiscal year.
The Government of Rwanda positioned gender equality and women’s empowerment at the heart of the Country’s sustainable development. The present GMO report highlights the contribution of the Gender Monitoring Office towards achieving that Agenda and also highlights achieved results for 2017/2018 against the planned targets.
In the 2017/2018 Annual Report, GMO mainly focused on enhancing accountability mechanisms in the public and private institutions by ensuring effectiveness of Gender Based Violence service delivery and improving communication for gender equality achievements. The report particularly focuses on key realized achievements vis-a-vis the institutionalization of gender accountability and service delivery to victims of GBV.
Throughout the fiscal year, GMO’s performance on key activities implemented enunciated through Government pillars namely Transformational Governance, Social Transformation pillar and Economic Transformation pillar.
In line with transformational Governance, GMO has contributed to strengthening gender accountability in public institutions, and Fixed based Operators (FBOs), enhancing institutional capacity on gender accountability, generation of gender data across sectors for evidence based planning and decision making, enhancing gender responsiveness in laws, policies and strategies, monitoring compliance with regional and international gender related commitments and monitoring the effectiveness of GBV prevention and response mechanisms.
Implemented activities in this regards include Gender Accountability Days conducted in two Districts (Rulindo and Nyagatare) to enhance Gender Equality and Fight GBV at Decentralized levels, production of District Gender Profiles, production of a National Status Report on Gender Equality, positioning gender equality in 2018 legislative elections, promoting gender accountability through a launched programme dubbed ‘Gender Equality Seal’ as well as Gender audits in selected public institution.
Social Transformation pillar
GMO undertook the development of gender status in health and energy sectors in the framework of ensuring quality standards of living for both men and women. In addition, a gender responsive assessment on VUP and Girinka was conducted.
Implemented activities in line with this pillar include assessment of gender responsiveness in GIRINKA and VUP programs, production of Energy and Health Gender Profiles and Dialogue with faith based organizations.
Economic Transformation pillar
In the framework of economic transformation and in line with the Country’s commitment on financing for gender equality an audit on the implementation status of gender budget statement was conducted. This aimed to measure the levels to which budget agencies work towards promoting gender equality and fight against gender based violence.
In addition to the above, to keep delivering on its mandate of serving as a hub for information on gender equality and accountability in Rwanda, and in line with Rwanda’s vision and commitment of promoting online service delivery, GMO upgraded its website to ensure easy sharing of data and information on gender equality and also provide more online services to the community.
Advocacy materials were also produced and disseminated, awareness on gender accountability and GBV service delivery through media engagement were organized and gender conferences organized to discuss on gender accountability.
GMO upgraded its website to ensure easy sharing of data and information on gender equality in Rwanda and also provide more online services to partners. On media engagement, GMO organized Radio and TV live talk shows which mainly focused on financing for gender equality in Rwanda, the role of religious institutions and youth in promoting gender equality and fighting GBV and portraying the role of local government in advancing gender equality. These programs raised awareness on the progress made on advancing gender equality and areas requiring further engagements and commitments across sectors
For more detailed information, download our 2017-2018 Annual Report here