Feminist development policy and gender transformative approaches

Joint Event Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Rwanda and GIZ Rwanda’s Project Prevention of sexualised and gender-based violence

Gender norms and stereotypes determine and shape our lives. They are anchored in legislation, in traditions, in formal and informal institutions, in religion, cultural and social structures. They influence and shape power relations and our behavior as well as access to and control over resources. Around the world access to political participation, opportunities and resources are still male dominated.

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has recently launched its Feminist Development Policy in order to differently tackle gender-specific disadvantages, exclusion and discrimination.

What is the Feminist Development Policy about? What makes it different to the longpracticed gender mainstreaming? And how can the policy’s approaches be applied in the Rwandan context?

15.03.2023, 16:00 (GMT+2) (participation by invitation only)


Opening Remarks

Panel Discussion:

What does a feminist development policy mean in the Rwandan context? How can it be inclusive and transformative? Who needs to be included in it?

Amb. Christine Nkulikiyinka (CEO of Rwanda Cooperation Initiative)
Olive Uwamaliya (Gender Activist)
Representative of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Moderator: Gilberthe Benimana

Screening of the short film “Lake Women” by Shema Deve

Networking and Reception