SOCIAL SCIENCE FORUM SEMINAR – Dr Josephine Mukabera on gender relations and health in post-genocide Rwanda

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You are all warmly invited to the next BSMS Social Science Forum event on Thursday 29th April at 12pm (London, UTC +1). Please join through the recurring Zoom link: Everyone is welcome.

This is a seminar event, and we are honoured to welcome as our speaker Dr Josephine Mukabera, Director at the Centre for Gender Studies, University of Rwanda. You may wish to read some of Dr Mukabera’s publications in advance and I have provided links below. Her bio is attached. Please also find attached a list of forthcoming seminars. Please do circulate through your networks.

Title: Women’s Status, Gender Relations and Health in Post-Genocide Rwanda.

Speaker: Dr Josephine Mukabera, Director at the Centre for Gender Studies, University of Rwanda

Chair: Dr Richard Kalisa, 5S Foundation/University of Rwanda

Description: After the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda, the Government introduced gender equality programs in its development priorities to reduce gender-based inequalities and poverty. However, some people remain biased against the concept of women in positions of power. Dr Josephine Mukabera will discuss changes related to women’s status and gender relations at the local level of Rwanda, as well as gender issues in relation to realizing the right to healthcare for persons with disabilities, including neglected tropical diseases.


Mukabera, J and Umutoni, J (2020) Realizing the right to health of persons with disabilities in Africa: Empowering Health Professionals for Quality Care of Persons with Disability. A Case of Rwandan Public and Private Health Caregivers. US-China Law Review, Volume 17 (163) Free full text:

Mukabera, J (2017) Women’s Status and Gender Relations in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Focus on the Local and Everyday Life Level. Theses No. 24. Free full text: