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AVEGA members renew hope for the future

AVEGA members renew hope for the future

Avega Agahozo an organization of Genocide widows has given them self-esteem, confidence and hope for the future, says says Celestine Uwimpaye, the coordinator of AVEGA Agahozo in Western Province.  She said that for the past 20 years after Tutsi genocide widows have been encouraged to go to school; many have shelter and those suffering from […]

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Dealing with children’s hair grooming and styling

Dealing with children’s hair grooming and styling

Some hair styles are too tight on the kids and make them hate the whole experience  Sometimes, you see the conflicting emotions of a mother who wants her daughter to keep her hair, knowing her daughter loves having the hair but at the same time wishing her little girl did not have to go through […]

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Nyaruguru: Entrepreneur urges girls to dream big

One of the commercial houses Serapia Mukaneza said she built from selling sorghum

  Seraphia Mukazera, a resident of Muganza sector in Nyaruguru district has advised youth especially girls to work hard and avoid under estimating small jobs since they can lead to sustainable development. She said a key component of entrepreneurship is learning to start in a small way with what you have and pursing your dream […]

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Rulindo: Women urged to work with financial institutions

MP Mukayijore asked women in Rulindo to get loans and start small income generating projects

Women in Rulindo district have been urged to be confident and work with financial institutions for sustainable development. The call was made during the meeting between women members of parliament and women in Rulindo district. Some women revealed that ignorance and lack of confidence is a stumbling block to women development in rural areas of […]

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Kayonza: Women for Women beneficiaries making in sop manufacturing

Women for Women beneficiaries making in sop manufacturing2

Using appropriate technology women in Kayonza district today can now make beautiful soap bars using local materials. Women for Women lends its support to empowering Women in the country through a social venture that aims to encourage poor women to create income generating projects. They believe that innovation will create more work and generate more […]

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Bugesera: AVEGA to train more trauma councilors

AVEGA to train more trauma councilors

In a bid to control cases of trauma among Genocide survivors in Bugesera district which tend to rise during the genocide commemoration periods, AVEGA Agahozo is planning to train more trauma councilors to deal with the increasing trauma cases. “We have counselors and a psycho-social worker in each sector of the whole district but the […]

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Rulindo: More men embrace family planning

Rulindo: More men embrace family planning

More men in Rulindo district have embraced a family planning to support their wives in improving social conditions through giving birth to a few children they can afford to raise. This was revealed by health workers in Rulindo district after over 200 men in Rulindo turned up for vasectomy, a male permanent birth control method. […]

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Nyabihu: Job creation program commended for improving livelihoods

Nyabihu: Job creation program commended for improving livelihoods

 Members of “Dufashanye Umurimo” a women cooperative for basket making in Rega cell, Bigogwe sector of Nyabihu district commend a local cooperative for improving their livelihoods. Women formed a cooperative and started making tie and dye and shopping baskets to earn a living and support their husbands to provide for homes rather than entirely depend […]

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How massive strides in health sector have helped Rwanda fight maternal mortality

KIGALI, Rwanda, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – In Nyamata, a rural town of Bugesera district, a 30 minutes’ drive south of Rwanda’s Capital - Kigali, Jeanne Musabende’s husband is hanging out with neighbors when labour pains start grinding her. She needs maternity care immediately. And thanks to a range of programs Rwanda has put in place over past 14 years, Musabende does not […]

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Expelled, abused and looted by the Tanzanian Govt., Rwandan families begin adjusting to life back home.

Expelled, abused and looted by the Tanzanian Govt., Rwandan families begin adjusting to life back home.

Odette Bayagambe, 39, had always considered Tanzania her home, until the afternoon of August 9, 2013 when Tanzanian security operatives attacked her home and forced her to leave the country. “I had just taken goats to graze,” she says. “As I stood in the middle of our banana plantation, four Tanzanian soldiers came to our […]

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Burera: Women in poverty eradication drive

   For the last 20 years, Esperance Nyiramahoro, 34, had tried every job but without much luck in overcoming poverty. […]

The tale of a sexually abused Woman

The tale of a sexually abused Woman

Leonille Mukeshima is a resident of Gihundwe cell, Kamembe sector in Rusizi district who went through both physical and psychological […]

Rwanda best place for women in Africa

Rwanda best place for women in Africa

  According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) gender gap report released yesterday, Rwanda is the best country to live […]

Burera: Hatangirijwe gahunda ya “Inshuti Mu Kwigira”

Burera: Hatangirijwe gahunda ya “Inshuti Mu Kwigira”

Inama y’igihugu y’abagore (CNF) yatangije gahunda yitwa “Inshuti Mu Kwigira” igamije gukura mu bukene abagore batishoboye nabo bakazamuka bakaba babasha […]

Kamonyi: Bamwe bagore bagaragaje ko bagifite imbogamizi zo kwiteza imbere

Ubwo bizihizaga umunsi w’umugore wo mu cyaro tariki 25/10/2014, nyuma y’umuganda usoza ukwezi k’Ukwakira, abagore bo mu murenge wa Rugarika […]

Women in the construction sector

Despite that women have made it in some occupations traditionally occupied by men, the construction sector remains overwhelmingly male dominated. […]