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City Constructs Model Village For Vulnerable Families

City Constructs Model Village For Vulnerable Families

At least 132 vulnerable families and those from high risk zones in Nyarugenge district in Kigali sector will soon be resettled in aRwf 1 billion model village as part of the social housing project. According to the mayor of Nyarugenge District, KayisimeNzaramba, activities are expected to be completed by the end of this year under […]

Women to Take 67% Of Parliamentary Seats In Rwanda

Women to Take 67% Of Parliamentary Seats In Rwanda

Women will take 67.5 per cent of seats in the next Lower House going by the latest results from the just-concluded parliamentary elections. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) Tuesday released provisional results from legislative elections, which saw the governing RPF-Inkotanyi take most seats out of the 53 that are openly contested for. RPF won 40 […]

Women Should Participate Immensely In Elections -Charles Munyaneza

Women Should Participate Immensely In Elections -Charles Munyaneza

Charles Munyaneza, the Executive Secretary of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), has urged women and girls to massively participate in the upcoming parliamentary polls. He made the call yesterday during a meeting with members of Girls Leaders Foundation, an association that gathers girls and women in leadership in four secondary schools and 30 universities. Munyaneza […]

Silence Can Be Healing for Rwandan Youth Born Of Genocide Rape

Silence Can Be Healing for Rwandan Youth Born Of Genocide Rape

Elie* is in his early 20s and lives with his mother in a rural area of central Rwanda. His mother is one of the estimated 350,000 women who were raped during the 1994 Rwandan genocide and Elie is the child she bore from that assault. The aftermaths of the Rwandan genocide are alive in people like Elie, […]

The Number Of Female Parliamentarians Likely To Increase In Rwanda

The Number Of Female Parliamentarians Likely To Increase In Rwanda

Women make up about 61 per cent of all nominees compared to 50 per cent in the 2013 elections that ushered in an unprecedented 64 per cent seats for women. The next parliament is set to be dominated by female lawmakers as this year political parties have nominated more women compared to the 2013 parliamentary […]

Women Pursue Political Seats In Kigali

Women Pursue Political Seats In Kigali

Two political parties will for the first time front candidates in the forthcoming September Parliamentary elections, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced yesterday. At a media briefing held at their offices, the Chairperson of NEC, Kalisa Mbanda, said that the council approved 521 nominations out of the 539 applications that it received. The Lower Chamber […]

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 […]

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