Gender analysis of the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) policy in Rwanda

Rwanda has in recent years has made progress in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. 56% of the parliamentarians in Rwanda are women – the highest in the world. Rwanda has managed to close the gender gap in gross and net enrolments in primary education. Despite these achievements, challenges remain. For example, it is still a challenge to achieve gender parity and equality in the TVET sector, which is characterised by gender inequalities and stereotyping. Girls and boys are channelled or channel themselves into different paths, which result in different outcomes and in particular different earnings. This report considers the 2008 TVET policy in Rwanda from a gender perspective. It outlines gender and education related interventions for the policy with emphasis on girls and young women.


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