Dinah Musindarwezo

Executive Director of FEMNET (the African Women’s Development and Communication Network)

Dinah Musindarwezo is the Executive Director of FEMNET (the African Women’s Development and Communication Network), a pan-African membership organization working to advance women’s human rights and amplify African women’s voices across Africa. Dinah Musindarwezo is a gender equality and Development  Expert with over ten years of experience working on issues of gender and development, women’s empowerment and human rights at national, regional(Africa) and international levels.

Prior to joining FEMNET, Ms. Musindarwezo worked for Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) in Rwanda, first as a Gender and Governance Advisor and later as a Gender Equality Specialist in charge of Gender and Women’s Rights Programming. Previously, Ms Musindarwezo has worked for Kigali City Council as a Project Manager for Agaseke Promotion Project that aims to economically empower vulnerable women in Kigali City.

Ms Musindarwezo is a founding member of Rwanda Association of University Women (RAUW) and ‘Mentor A Girl’ (MAG), an Organisation by young women professionals aiming to support girls and young women attain their full potential. She serves on UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group for Eastern and Southern Africa Office. She is also a Co-Chair of NGO Commission on Status of NGOCSW Africa, a Board member of Center for Citizens’ Participation at African Union (CCPAU), Article19 Eastern Africa Office and Steering Committee member of Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) and the Post 2015 Women’s Coalition.

Dinah holds a Master’s degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Ms Musindarwezo is feminist from Rwanda who is passionate about advocating for gender justice and equal rights for all.
Connect with Dinah at director@femnet.or.ke/dinah.musinda@gmail.com   and/or @DinahRwiza.

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