Dissemination of the Gendered Social Norms Diagnostic and their Impact on Women’s Financial Inclusion in Rwanda
To understand how gendered social norms are affecting women’s financial inclusion in Rwanda, Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) commissioned a diagnostic study to determine how particular social norms influence women entrepreneurs’ financial inclusion or exclusion. This study provides country-level insights into social norms that impact women entrepreneurs’ access to, use of, and benefits from financial services. It also generates new insights on how gendered social norms impact women entrepreneurs’ access to and usage of financial services.
In a bid to share the high-level findings of this diagnostic study with key stakeholders in the financial and women empowerment sectors, AFR) is planning to host a convening event as part of our LEAD (Lead, Engage, Act, Develop) Series events. Under the theme “Breaking Gender Social Norms Restricting Women’s Financial Inclusion in Rwanda”, the event will take place at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) on 30th March 2023 from 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM.
It will convene leaders from Financial Services Providers (FSPs), Fintechs, Mobile Network Operators, Civil Society Organisations, Entrepreneurs, Policy Makers, Regulators, and Development Partners to reflect on possible solutions to break the existing barriers which greatly affect women’s socioeconomic development with a deep reflection on the report findings and experiences from various organisations.