UNFPA in Rwanda
UNFPA: Working for a Better Rwanda
UNFPA has been operating in Rwanda since 1975. From that time on, it has been successful to advance and advocate Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender, Population and Development in Rwanda: Currently UNFPA is in the final year of its sixth cycle of assistance through a country programme that covers five districts districts in the Western Province. The sixth Country Programme was designed to last for five years to help Rwanda achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The programme was designed in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda and other UN agencies, basing on: the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), Rwanda Vision 2020 and Economic development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS).
The Rwanda-UNFPA cooperation programme focuses on:
Reproductive Health: UNFPA helps to ensure the availability of reproductive health services as well as youth friendly HIV preventive services. UNFPA helps the Government to revise, develop, disseminate and implement national policies, strategies and guidelines that improve quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the health system, particularly related to reproductive health.
Population and Development: aiming at increasing the use of high-quality, disaggregated data to guide policy, socio-economic planning and monitoring.
Gender and Human Rights: UNFPA helps sensitizing all public and private institutions to apply gender equality standards in their performance, practices and behaviour. UNFPA seeks to enhance the rights of women and young girls, the response to gender based violence, and women social, political and economic empowerment, particularly in rural areas.