Current SEVOTA projects and programs

1994-2004 : -Training programs in gender, rights, and anti-violence were organized, along with community awareness campaigns Funded by The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) & The Co-operative Development Fund of Canada (CDF Canada)

2005 – 2010: Work in support of women victims of sexual violence.

– Continued support for 110 women survivors of violence in the Kamonyi area through counseling, guidance, psychological support, and social and economic training activities. Organization of artisanal activities, encouraging them to overcome their isolation. About 10 women received cows through the support of UNFPA.

– From 2006 through the present day, organization of anti-violence and violence prevention days involving competitive games based on themes of women’s and children’s rights and on the achievements of group members in terms of agricultural, livestock, and artisanal products that can improve and strengthen their power, break the cycle of violence, and reduce gender-based inequality.

– Qualitative study on the relationships of rape survivors and children born of rape, in partnership with the Kanyarwanda Association through a technical assistant, psychologist Kathrin Groninger, provided to them by the German Development Agency (GIZ)/Civil Peace Service.

– Two videos were produced with the involvement of women supported by the GIZ Technical Assistant and an expert who came from Germany: Nkundiraumwana (Love My Child) and Uwonaweniuwacu (That One Is Ours, Too). These documentaries helped to make the case for greater support of mothers who had been raped and had children born of rape.

– A functional literacy and adult training program was implemented based around gender, rights, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS with the support of ProLiteracy Worldwide and the production of modules for educational talks.

-Institutional support was provided by the Global Fund for Women ad by Rights & Democracy.

-Training on Gender and Development ,Rights and Violence provided to 434 women and 300 youth members of 13 groups from nine communities in the various provinces of Rwanda, with support from Mama Cash, Global Fund for Women, and Progetto Rwanda Onlus

– Child I Care” Program in the Gacurabwenge, Rukoma, and Ngamba sectors of Kamonyi District for 720 couples with children age 3 or under; village- and household-level follow-up by 35 young facilitators trained by SEVOTA and the Umuhuza organization funded by FAO

– Equitable justice forums program (FOJUE) allowing women survivors of the genocide and witnesses to violence to participate effectively in managing the consequences of violence and in equitable justice initiatives; and “Espoir et paix” (“Peace and Hope”) group guidance program to contribute to the rehabilitation and skill-building of children born of rape, their surviving mothers, and genocide orphans left alone with women left alone (Incike or Abimana), in Ngororero, Jari, and Rukoma. With the support of the Coalition for Women’s Human Rights in Conflict Situations and Rights & Democracy.

– Continuation of the Support program for women survivors of rape through the Abiyubaka and Festival forums, in collaboration with the Kanyarwanda organization, with financing from Medica Mondiale.

–Socioeconomic reintegration project for women survivors of violence and orphaned children who are heads of household living in poverty in Rwanda (RFVECM) with the support ofArci Cultura e Sviluppo(ARCS), which has the overarching goal of contributing to the fight against poverty and against the social and economic exclusion of women and youth who have suffered the harshest consequences of genocide, in six sectors of six districts in the provinces and the City of Kigali. Those locations are: Rukoma/ Kamonyi, Rongi/Muhanga, Gatumba/ Ngororero, Muhoza / Musanze, Jari / Gasabo, Kigali / Nyarugenge.

-Support for women and girls affected by sexual and gender-based violence in conflict zones with the support of Medica Mondiale, with the goal of continuing the forums for women rape survivors with children born from those rapes, working together with the Kanyarwanda organization  (collaboration through November 2013) by guiding women and children in action groups and in home settings, but also by monitoring the small-scale income-generating activities that can help women ensure their families’ well-being. This support also serves to strengthen SEVOTA’s capacities through institutional analysis.

-Project ‘’IWACU NI AMAHORO/WE ARE AT PEACE’’ of Girls orphanage of Genocide now in mixed ethnic marriages.

– Research on women survivors of forced marriages conflict and with children from sexual violence, in partnership with york university

-Project for HIV-infected women and teenage mothers: ICYEREKEZO MPISEMO, funded by UNWOMEN

-Support for vulnerable households with children from 0 to 7 years old / Kindermissionwerk in the Ntarabana / Rongi / Muhanga parish and in the Ngamba / Kamonyi parish

-Awareness campaign on the prevention of adolescent pregnancy financed by the Margrit fuchs foundation.

– Use of the Girls & women’s health manual in  guiding  women& girls during their discussions about sensitive health topics, while incorporating specific content to deepen literacy skills while becoming aware of important individual, family and community health issues, funded by ProLiteracy

Training on justice for women, rights and duties of women, prevention of family conflict and empowerment of women and girls members of self-help and solidarity groups, funded by Global Fund For Women (G F F W)

-‘’Young Girls stand up for our empower’’ A project to support young girls graduate from high school Funded by Melania Fondation


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