In continued partnership to promote and empower lawyers in their professional practice to enhance their professional and personal qualification towards gender equality practices, the Rwanda Bar Association (RBA), supported by USAID Duteze Imbere Ubutabera (DIU) organized and conducted a training on gender mainstreaming for lawyers on 25th January 2019. Facilitated by an experienced trainer in Gender, the training was attended by 35 advocates/members of the RBA, who were to identify gaps in gender division of labour and their effects on their professional services.
It aimed at enhancing gender accountability among legal practitioners and to equip them with knowledge on Gender concepts and gender analysis; focusing on the following key objectives of the workshop:
- Understanding the concept of gender
- Understanding the basic gender concepts
- Exploring the influence of culture on gender roles
- Observing the key gender gaps in line with governance of some key sector
- Gender analysis to be able to identify gender gaps in division of labour and their effects on their professional services.
- Understanding the meaning of gender mainstreaming, why and how to mainstream gender in their activities
- Integrating gender principles in lawyers’ services to be able to mainstream gender in their daily activities.