Enhancing Gender promotion and provision of psycho-social healing activities

One of the pillars of gender is equal rights between men and women as stipulated in the National Constitution Law and the National Gender Policy. National constitution of the Republic of Rwanda stipulates that all Rwandans, men and women, girls and boys are born equal. They are entitled to equal rights, equal freedoms and liberties and roles in the society. Discrimination of any kind based on race or ethnicity, family or ancestry line and colour or sex is punishable by law. What applies to a man in the law also applies to a woman. However, Gender should not be confused. It is about different roles, elements and characteristics attributed to boys and girls and men and women and these change depending on culture, tribes, family status and religion in which one was brought up. Gender concedes that male and female are biologically different but have equal roles and opportunities in the society.