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Esperance Nyirasafari Warns Against Child Abuse

Esperance Nyirasafari Warns Against Child Abuse

The Minister for Gender and Family promotion, Esperance Nyirasafari, has warned parents and guardians over physical abuse of children while disciplining them. Nyirasafari said physical abuse of children was not a guarantee that they will stop behaving badly and argued that children need to be taught good manners by setting good examples and positive disciplining […]

Rwanda Makes Case For Greater Women’s Role In Peacekeeping

Rwanda Makes Case For Greater Women’s Role In Peacekeeping

The Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Rwanda, Indonesia and Norway on May 3 showcased the progress made by their countries in the recruitment of more women in their armed and police forces as well as in UN peacekeeping missions. This was during a seminar at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United […]

Govt Commits to Halve Malaria Cases in Five Years

Govt Commits to Halve Malaria Cases in Five Years

Rwanda has joined the recently launched Commonwealth Nations initiative to curb malaria by half in the next five years. The initiative, launched on Wednesday at the Malaria Summit London 2018, on the sidelines of the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), calls on the 53 Commonwealth nations to halve the number of malaria cases […]

Mary Balikungeri Receives Commonwealth Points Of Light Award

Mary Balikungeri Receives Commonwealth Points Of Light Award

Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN) Founder and Director, Mary Balikungeri has been awarded with the Commonwealth Points of Light Award for her dedication to improving the welfare and rehabilitation of women. Barikungeri is one of the 53 inspirational volunteers who were awarded by Her Majesty The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, for the difference they […]

Rwanda’s President Names New Finance Minister In Reshuffle

Rwanda’s President Names New Finance Minister In Reshuffle

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame appointed Uzziel Ndagijimana as finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle, his office said. Kagame swept to a landslide victory in a presidential election last year, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power. Late on Friday, he promoted state minister of finance Ndagijimana to replace Claver […]

Women Scientists To Benefit From New Partnership

Women Scientists To Benefit From New Partnership

Rwandan women scientists have entered a new partnership expected to help increase their visibility. The new partnership announced last Friday brings together Rwandan Association for Women in Science and Engineering (RAWISE), a non-profit organisation and Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OSWD), Rwanda chapter. RAWISE was established last year by a group […]

The Role Of Women In Social And Financial Development – Women Should Be Involved

The Role Of Women In Social And Financial Development – Women Should Be Involved

Women should be involved in all activities geared toward socioeconomic development if the country is to develop faster, activists and officials said yesterday. Speaking at national celebrations for this year’s International Women’s Day, activists said women have proved to be as capable as men in all sectors. The event took place in Shyogwe Sector, Muhanga […]

Govt, Civil Society Partner To Fight Gender Discrimination In Rwanda

Govt, Civil Society Partner To Fight Gender Discrimination In Rwanda

The role of women in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will only be cemented if key social challenges such as gender inequality, poverty and violence against women and girls are addressed. This was said by the Gender and Family Promotion minister Esperance Nyirasafari during a consultative meeting that brought together different government stakeholders. […]

First Lady Jeannette Kagame Receives African Heroine Award

First Lady Jeannette Kagame Receives African Heroine Award

The First Lady Jeannette Kagame was on Friday bestowed upon the African Woman Personality of the Year Award and African Heroine Awards by the Dutch-based The Voice Magazine. Mrs Kagame was awarded for her active, relentless and passionate devotion to uplifting the lives of vulnerable people in Rwanda according to the organizers of The Voice […]

Teachers Union Calls For Empowerment Of Female Teachers

Teachers Union Calls For Empowerment Of Female Teachers

The National Teachers’ Union has called for more support to female teachers to promote education in the country. During the recent 4th congress of the Rwanda Teachers Union, officials called for increased support to the female teachers as they play multiple roles in society. They said female teachers often serve as mothers and educators hence […]

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