Creating A Relevant Evidence Base Pertaining to Women’s Community Level Experiences With Claiming Their Property and Inheritance Rights

Client : Réseau des Femmes Oeuvrant pour le Développement Rural, UN Women

Duration : April – May 2013

Description : Réseau des Femmes Oeuvrant pour le Développement Rural is a non-governmental organization in Rwanda contributing to the empowerment of rural women to promote individual and community development and recognition of rural women as key development actors. As part of the second phase of a UN Women Project “Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS, this project involved the development of 20 case studies of women living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and their ability to claim their rights to inheritance and property in Gasabo and Nyanza Districts. The findings were developed into case study profiles, and synthesized into a report along with key recommendations for the organization, the government and local actors to address the challenges experienced by the women participating in the case study research.