Dr. Jeannette Bayisenge

Name:Dr Jeannette BAYISENGE


Phone: +250788681151
Email: j.bayisenge@ur.ac.rw / jbayisenge@gmail.com

Jeannette Bayisenge is a Lecturer at University of Rwanda, College of Arts and Social Sciences (UR-CASS), Department of Social Sciences. She has a Doctor’s degree in Social Work from University of Gothenburg, Sweden; a Master’s degree in Development Cooperation with specialization in Women and Development obtained from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea, and a Bachelor’s degree from National University of Rwanda. Since her appointment at National University of Rwanda in 2004, her research interest has been in the areas of gender and development and women and children’s rights. Recently, the research interest expanded to include land’s rights and gender, youth’s access to land and rural livelihoods, land tenure reforms and land related conflicts.


Peer reviewed journal papers
- Bayisenge, J. (2015). Women’s experiences of land conflicts in the context of the Land Tenure Reform Program in Rwanda. International Journal of Gender and Women's Studies, 3(1), pp 01- 25. DOI: 10.15640/xxxxx-xxxx. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.15640/ xxxxx-xxxx (It will be published online on June 30, 2015)
- Bayisenge, J., Höjer, S., & Espling, M. (2014). Women’s land rights in the context of the Land Tenure Reform Program in Rwanda – the experiences of policy implementers . Journal of
Eastern African Studies, 9(1), pp 74-90. DOI: 10.1080/17531055.2014.985496. 2013 Impact Factor: 0.547
- Bayisenge, J., 2010. Access to Paid Work and Women’s Empowerment in Rwanda. NURRwanda Journal, Series B: Social Sciences, Vol.19, pp 84-106
- Bayisenge, J. (Slated for the upcoming issue). Does the Law Work in Their Favor? The Complexity of Land Rights of Women Living in Polygamous Relationships in Rwanda. Journal of Culture and African Women Studies (JENDA).
- Bayisenge, J. (Forthcoming).Women’s Experiences of the Land Tenure Reform Programme in Rwanda. Journal of Agrarian Change (Under review process since December 2013)ISI Impact Factor: 2.302

Book Chapters
- Bayisenge, J. (2014). Land Issues in Rwanda: Gender Perspectives and Social Work Implications. In H. Spitzer, M. J. Twikirize, & G. G. Wairire (Eds.), Professional Social Work in East Africa: Towards Social Development and Poverty Reduction and Gender equality Chap. 19 (p 271-286). Kampala: Fountain Publishers ISBN: 978-9970-25-370-8 (eBook), ISBN: 978-9970-25-367-8 (Paper Back)
- Bayisenge, J., 2010. Early marriage as a Barrier to Girl’s Education: A Developmental Challenge in Africa. In C. Ikekeonwu (Eds.). Girl-Child Education in Africa. Chap.4 (pp.43-66). CIDJAP Press. ISBN 978-978-906-695-7
- Bayisenge, J. (Forthcoming). From male to joint land ownership: effect on women’s possibilities of using land titles as collateral in Rwanda. In: Land People imbalances in the Lake Victoria Basin (Under review process since August 2013)

- Bayisenge, J. (2015). Changing Gender Relations? Women’s Experiences of Land Rights in the case of the Land Tenure Reform Program in Rwanda. PhD thesis. University of Gothenburg, Sweden. http://hdl.handle.net/2077/38298. ISBN: 978-91-86796-94-5

- Gender and Development Issues in Rwanda in Social Sciences at UR-CASS
- Contemporary Social Problems and Social Work Intervention (Gender and social work
intervention) in Social Sciences UR-CASS
- Gender mainstreaming at the Faculty of Social and Military Sciences