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Fidele Rutayisire

Founder and Executive Director

Fidele is the founder and executive director of the Rwanda Men’s Resource Center (RWAMREC). A lawyer by education, Fidele is a passionate and articulate women’s rights activist in Rwanda. He holds a Master’s Degree in Gender and Development and a postgraduate degree in Peacebuilding and he is involved in many women’s organizations in Rwanda. He is a board member of various local and international organizations including BENIMPUWE, ARDHO, Business Owners Association, Hope Assistance Foundation, Servas International, and Living Peace Rwanda. He has also been a board member of PROFEMMES TWESE HAMWE an umbrella of 53 Women’s organizations in Rwanda and the East African Civil Society Organization Forum (EACSOF). Fidele Rutayisire is a Rwandan who initiated and rallied the world to sign the petition against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Kenya during the post-election violence held in early 2008. He has also been the winner of the 2011 GBV Prevention Network 16 Days of Activism named What’s Your Way competition on how to prevent violence against women.


Fidele Rutayisire
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