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F.a: Ensuring rights to access and management of land for rural women in Karongi District

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01/14 - 12/15

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The government of Rwanda is not fully committed to implement and monitor legislative reforms improving women’s status. Additionally, attitudes and practices at local level are commonly in conflict with progressive legislation. The thought of private prop erty is often rejected and people are not well aware of the legislation or the official judicial system. It is common for women to perceive rights as privileges granted by men. The main goal of this project is to improve the realization of women’s land r ights and equal land tenure especially at Karong in Western Rwanda. The aim is to enhance the community’s knowledge on legislation and human rights, to strengthen women’s capacity to claim for their rights as well as to promote the implementation of pr ogressive legislation. Maison de Droit is an independent civil organization registered in 2006. 58 of the organisation’s 101 members are lawyers. The organization seeks to increase human rights knowledge and strengthen the communities’ participation in decision making. In addition, the organization aims to enhance realization and respect of human rights. www.maisondedroit.org