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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 […]

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 […]

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