Chantal UMUHOZA

Project Coordinator for women economic empowerment at Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe

Chantal UMUHOZA is a young Rwandan citizen that holds a Masters in Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies/Social Justice Perspectives (SJP) from the International Institute of social studies, Erasmus Rotterdam (ISS)-The Netherlands and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the national University of Rwanda.

She was a youth volunteer and peer educator for sexual and reproductive health and rights since the age of 18 and ever since works different civil society organizations on Youth, Gender equality, women empowerment, Human Rights through research, policy analysis, programs’ design and implementation, advocacy at national, regional and international levels including at UN.

She has been chair of youth Action Movement, IPPF/Rwanda’ youth branch, a member of the Youth Advisory Group for Rutgers WFP, currently a mentor for the Eastern African mentorship program on SRHR, a council member of Know your Neighbor (KYN), a Soulforce program, a member of RESURJ, an international Global feminist network and a founder of SPECTRA, a young feminists’ movement in Rwanda that advances SRHR as interlinkage to other development goals and processes.

She is currently a project coordinator for women economic empowerment at Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe, a Rwandan network of civil society organizations that advance Gender equality throughout the development process. She is passionate and committed to comprehensive social change and social justice and seeks to contribute to tackling systems of power among them, capitalism, neoliberalism, heteronormativity and patriarchy.

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