Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project (AIRS) is Abt Associates-led program funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative to carry out spraying to reduce the incidence and prevalence of malaria in up to 17 African countries. Abt subcontractor, Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) conducted a gender assessment in Rwanda in May and June 2013 to assess the extent to which women and men had equal opportunities to participate in employment at different levels of the spray operations.

The purpose of the gender review is to assist AIRS in Rwanda to:
1. Identify key gender-based constraints and opportunities with regard to spray operations;2. Provide recommendations for developing appropriate interventions to offset existing gender-based differences and/or disparities; and 3. Set overall and intermediary annual benchmarks for women’s employment in labor categories in which they are underrepresented.

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