Distribution of Water Tanks in Musanze

In Musanze, a hundred and ten household were donated Water tanks by  Reseau des Femmes in parternership with IPAR and IDRC. After 2 days training through GrOW project Reseau des Femmes trained over 550 couples in Positive masculinities, SRHR and Human Rights in Musanze, Gicumbi, Burera, Nyabihu and Rwamagana with the purpose of decreasing the amount of unpaid care work and violence found in households found in rural places.

Therefore these Water Tanks has for purpose to decrease the amount of Unpaid Care Work found in households and through her interview with journalist from different media in Rwanda, The National Coordinator of Reseau des Femmes in Rwanda, Xaverine Uwimana, Stated that “Care in itself is a benefit to society as it contributes to the well-being of both the caregiver and the receiver and fosters close relations between them. Moreover, all care work, paid or unpaid, adds value to the economy and should therefore be included in economic calculations. Even though the gendered division of labour in care work limits such benefits primarily to women, women’s unpaid care work constitutes an important contribution to the economy. It is estimated that if women’s unpaid work were assigned a monetary value it would constitute between 10% and 39% of GDP.5 Other studies show that reducing the household time burdens on women could increase agricultural labour productivity by 15% and capital productivity by as much as 44% in some countries. The need to address the issue of unpaid care is becoming increasingly urgent for other reasons.”

As a result of girls’ increased school enrolment and labour market participation, there is a decreasing willingness and availability of women and girls to do unpaid care work.7 Simultaneously, the nee

d for care in the world is escalating, not least with the 33.2 million people worldwide who are estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS, leaving large