Ms. Jane Umutoni

Name:Mrs. Jane Umutoni

Position:Assistant Lecturer

Tel: (250) 788564142

Assistant Lecturer at the University of Rwanda – College of Arts and Social Sciences (UR-CASS), Centre for Gender Studies (CGS). Holds a Bachelor of Business Studies, a Masters in Gender and Development and a registered PhD candidate at the University of the Free State – South Africa.
Research interests include: women’s socio-economic empowerment, human rights and transitional justice.
Areas of research interest:
Gender equality, women’s entrepreneurship, reconciliation and transitional justice in post-conflict societies, sustainable development as well as human trafficking

Masters programme
• Module 607: Gender and Transitional Justice
• Module 605:Politics, Health and Related Issues in Gender and Development
• Module 603:Gender Research Methods and Analysis
• Module 602:Gender, culture, Religion and Development
Gender Responsive Economic Policy Management Course (GEPMI)
-Module 3: Unpaid Care Work
-Module 6: Gender and Poverty

Research :
• SIDA Grant Project: Compromised property rights? Women living in polygamous or informal
unions in Rwanda
• UCLA Grant Project: Teenage motherhood and the right to education: Experiences of teenage
mother school dropouts in Rwanda
• PhD Research Proposal submitted to the University of the Free State titled: Memorialization, reconciliation and experiences of second generation genocide survivors in Rwanda

Other activities:
• Annual compassionate visits to genocide widows in different parts of the country
• Member of a group that supports women living with obstetric fistula
• Supporting member of the Breast Cancer Initiative Rwanda
• Monthly community work (Umuganda)