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The Unlawful Military Detention And Torture In Rwanda

The  Unlawful Military Detention And Torture In Rwanda

 Rwanda’s military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and electric shocks, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 91-page report, “‘We Will Force You to Confess’: Torture and Unlawful Military Detention in Rwanda,” documents unlawful detention in military camps and widespread and systematic torture by the […]

Rwigara Family Members Face Charges of Inciting Insurrection

Rwigara Family Members Face Charges of Inciting Insurrection

Prosecution has filed a petition to court seeking a 30-day remand for Diane Rwigara, Anne Rwigara and their mother Adeline Rwigara, according to the body’s spokesperson, Faustin Nkusi. Speaking to The New Times today, Nkusi said that the suspects are likely to be produced before court in the next 72 hours and will be charged […]

Unpaid Care Work Is A Thorny Issue In Women Empowerment

Unpaid Care Work Is A Thorny Issue In Women Empowerment

Joseline is a single mother employed in a restaurant in Kimironko. The mother of two wakes up at 4am to prepare her children for school. This includes preparing breakfast, bathing and dressing them up. By 6.30am she leaves home with the children and walks them to the bus stop before she proceeds to her workplace […]

Rwanda : First Lady Backs Women-Owned Businesses

Rwanda : First Lady Backs Women-Owned Businesses

Women continue to face substantial barriers hindering their success in doing business, which when removed, it would not only help women thrive but also bring about inclusive economic growth for communities, the First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said. Mrs Kagame was speaking at the International Trade Centre’s discussion on “SheTrades,” a session held under the […]

Women’s Council To Focus On Fighting Teen Pregnancies In 2018

Women’s Council To Focus On Fighting Teen Pregnancies In 2018

The National Women’s Council’s main focus for 2018 will be fighting unwanted pregnancies among girls in the country. The remarks were made yesterday during the council’s general assembly meeting in Kigali. The meeting was convened to reflect on what was achieved in 2016/2017 as well as looking at the priorities for the remaining part of […]

Rwanda Genocide Suspect To Face Trial In Sweden

Rwanda Genocide Suspect To Face Trial In Sweden

A Swedish man of Rwandan origin will face trial in September in a special Stockholm court for his alleged role in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, the court said on Wednesday. Theodore Tabaro, 49, has been charged with “murder, attempted murder, rapes and kidnappings” against the Tutsi minority. The alleged crimes took place between April 9 and […]

Empowering Rural Women Through Education

Empowering Rural Women Through Education

The right to education is fundamental Human Right. Education is crucial for development of women. Rural women’s access to education and training can have a major impact on their potential to access and benefit from income-generating opportunities and improve their overall well-being. Education without any doubt positively impacts the wellbeing of women in rural areas […]

Women Make Up More Than Half of Kagame’s New Cabinet

Women Make Up More Than Half of Kagame’s New Cabinet

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has unveiled a gender-balanced Cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 20 posts taken by women. The President and his new Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente named a mix of former ministers and new figures in their line-up that also saw new dockets created. Retained Louise Mushikiwabo, one […]

Women’s Land Rights In Rwanda Remain Vulnerable

Women’s Land Rights In Rwanda Remain Vulnerable

 With tumultuous colonial occupation, civil war and genocide that led to the death of an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsis in 1994, Rwandans historically endured massive displacements and human rights abuse. Thus, in the 21st century, the rectification of Rwanda’s previously untenable land governance system has become a major priority. Between 2004 and 2014, with […]

Presidential Contender in Rwanda Sees Intimidation as Test

Presidential Contender in Rwanda Sees Intimidation as Test

The last time Rwanda held presidential elections, opposition leader Frank Habineza’s deputy was killed and he fled into European exile. Seven years on, he sees his candidacy in next month’s vote as a cautious step toward greater political freedoms in the tiny East African country. The Aug. 4 election will be the first time Habineza, […]

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