Assessment of gaps in laws and policies related to Unpaid Care Work in Rwanda
The aim of this legal analysis was to assess the gender compliance of existing laws and policies in Rwanda, identify possible discriminatory provisions, and provide evidence for future advocacy and capacity development of relevant stakeholders. In a broad sense, Rwandan laws and policies remain quite silent as far as unpaid care work is concerned. Though there is good policy and legal framework on gender equality, gender stereotypes, and negative masculinity still exist where women are still the majority affected by unpaid care work compared to their male counterparts. There are no specific laws or policies regulating unpaid care work in Rwanda. This research recommends that there should not be specific laws and policies for UCW, but rather review the relevant policy and legal laws to ensure recognition, redistribution, and reduction of the UCW. there is therefore need for advocacy by relevant players to ensure there are legal and policy reforms for UCW.