PUBLIC POLICY INFORMATION, MONITORING AND ADVOCACY (PIMMA)
Partnership with Norwegians People’s Aid (2020-2024)
The Public Policy Information Monitoring and Advocacy project (PPIMA) is a civil society support project whose overall goal is to achieve a democratic society with equitable social justice for all Rwandan citizens. Due to the lack of interest from civil society organizations and Rwandan citizens with respect to this issue, as well as limited knowledge and ability to self-organize to effectively engage in public policy dialogue, the PPIMA project was designed to support civil society actors. The project includes support in efforts to strengthen civil society organizations, mobilize people to know and be able to defend their rights, and increase participation in and development of various societies. This project was coordinated by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and has been implemented by Rwandan CSOs both at the national and district level. PPIMA supports Historically Marginalized People of 15 sectors of Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, and Rutsiro Districts.
SPEAK OUT PROJECT
The Speak Out Project sought to empower women of the Potters community. This project was funded by USAID’s Women for Women. It empowered women through educating them on their rights and teaching them how to speak up for themselves. Additionally, it sought to train girls in tailoring, but this proved to be difficult because most girls could neither read nor write, so they could not easily learn tailoring skills. Finally, it sought to remove the stigma of having a child with a Potter woman so that young, pregnant girls would not be abandoned by their child’s father. This project is no longer running because of lack of funding.