Generally, the International Women’s day was adopted by UN in 1972. It’s a day that provides a global platform for celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness about gender inequities, and increasing support for women worldwide. It’s a day dedicated to honoring the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women. The year 2023 Rwanda like other UN Member states celebrated the day on the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality”.

In that regard, Strive Foundation Rwanda with other CSOs working on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights under the support of Amplify Change decided to join their efforts to build a strong network for empowering the SRHR movement in Rwanda.

 

The coalition members that included Strive Foundation Rwanda(SFR) Health Development Initiative(HDI), IhorereMunyarwanda Organisation(IMRO), Rwanda Ngos Forum(RNGOF), Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights and Development(GLIHD) and Medical Doctors for Choice celebrated the International women’s day in close collaboration with National Human Rights Commission, Ngoma district officials, Health service providers, security organs, and all categories of women and men including female sex workers, members of the private sector, vulnerable women from poor households, women living with disability and the community in general.

The coalition objectives of the celebrations were to advocate for the promotion of gender equality by amplifying women’s voices and achievements while emphasizing the role men in promoting access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Right services and information, as well as their role in policy development,