COUNTRY GENDER PROFILE: THE STATE OF GENDER EQUALITY IN RWANDA -FROM TRANSITION TO TRANSFORMATION
This publication highlights the progress and prevailing gender gaps in Rwanda so far as far as Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment is concerned. It also gives insights into the state of gender equality in the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) pillars. The Government of Rwanda (GoR) embarked on a development agenda aimed at “transforming Rwanda into a middle-income country, an economic trade and communications hub”. Rwanda’s Vision 2050 has a target for Rwanda to become an upper middle-income country by 2035 and a high-income country by 2050. Both the Vision 2020 and the forthcoming Vision 2050 highlight Gender and Family Promotion as one of the crosscutting areas. Within these frameworks, a strong and solid stage for gender equality and women’s empowerment was set for women and men of Rwanda to realize their rights, potentials, aspirations and be full partners and beneficiaries in the Country’s development. From transition to transformation, it is visible that Gender Equality and the empowerment of women in Rwanda is not a myth but an achievable goal in the journey of transformation.