Women

Letter of the week: Whatever the case, women sports need to be supported

  Editor, Last week, a story came to light about a decision taken by Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) to stop the women national football team from participating in any international competitive games until 2016 as they take stock of what has been done in the last couple of years and...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:00am

Letter from the editor:

Dear readers, It is said that to effectively judge society by any aspect, one should look at the characteristics of those at the top and those at the bottom. Rwanda has fared well in most gender aspects with women taking the helm of political offices, civil service and board rooms, among other...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:00am

Ask the Doctor: Do I have an ectopic pregnancy?

Dear Doctor, I became five weeks pregnant last week and went for my first scan. However after two external scans and an internal scan, doctors couldn’t find any fetus and told me I’m at a high risk of having an ectopic pregnancy. Of late, I have been experiencing sharp pains in the...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:00am

Spicy Mexican Nachos

Nachos is a Mexican dish made of tortilla or nacho chips covered with cheese or cheese-based sauce. According to Mebs Kara, the general manager at Accord Hotel, OC Pizza Bar and Grill, Nachos is one of the best meals to be served as a starter. “It is quick to prepare and can be made with...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:00am

Healthy foods; the supplement workouts

Avocados The cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat in these green health bombs can help keep your body strong and pain free. Researchers found that competitive runners who ate less than 20 percent fat were more likely to suffer injuries than those who consumed at least 31 percent. A few slices...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:00am

Is the sports revolution eating its female children?

WHEN the women’s national basketball team received an invitation to participate in the annual FIBA Zone Five Championships in Uganda, the female youngsters got to work but their efforts and hopes of clinching the title were thwarted when they received news that they won’t be able to participate in...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:00am

Ask the Doctor: Will I be able to have kids?

Dear Doctor, I have very irregular periods and have been told that I have polycystic ovaries. I am very worried about this and don’t know the long-term implications. Does it mean I will find it hard to get pregnant? Am I at risk of getting ovarian cancer? How can I get more information? Alicia...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:00am

iDebate founder Christine Teta on women driven social causes

In a casual conversation, Christine Teta uses phrases like ‘I beg to disagree’ or ‘I am in full support of that’ as if she were debating. And this comes as no surprise because debating is clearly one of the things she cares most about. Teta holds a Bachelors degree in...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00am

Editors Letter

Dear readers, In this week’s issue of Women Today, we look at inheritance as far as gender balance is concerned. You would think we are past the era where the only thing that stood in the way of inheritance was gender. However, Clarisse Ingabire is still battling her aunt in court over...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00am

Is the law on inheritance gender biased?

25-year-old Clarisse Ingabire has for the last four years been in and out of court over a property inheritance wrangle with her maternal aunt. The bone of contention is property that belonged to her late father.  Born in 1989 in Nyaruhegeri, Gisagara district, in the Southern province, Ingabire...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00am

Ask the Counselor: Is my daughter about to make a huge mistake?

My daughter is 30 years old and has a nine year old son. The father of the boy is only getting acquainted with him as he did not know he was a father. She had the baby when she was very young, the guy was away and I have never really understood why she never found a way to tell him. He seems...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00am

Ask the doctor : Do I have an autistic child?

Dear Doctor, I’m desperately worried about my three-year-old son. His speech is reasonable but he doesn’t speak much and seems to live in a world of his own. He started nursery recently which I was hoping would make him more sociable, but the nursery teachers say he plays on his own and gets very...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00am

Nutrition : Get healthy the fruity way

All of us know fruits are healthy, but do you actually know why fruits are good for your health? Besides tasting really good, fruits also give us nutrition. We all love eating apples, bananas, pineapple, oranges, mangoes and blueberries. So, why are fruits good for us? Fruits build our immunityÃ...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00am

In the kitchen : The ulcer burner smoothie

CABBAGE, apple, ginger and celery. Doesn’t sound too enticing, does it? This smoothie has a bitter-sweet taste, which keeps you interested in taking another sip. As the thick drink slides down your throat, all you can think about is good health.  Fruit and vegetable smoothies are known to be...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00am

Braids, locks or rows: Handy hairstyles for the rain

BRAIDS are arguably the most convenient hairstyle for a rainy day. As we continue to wake up to rainy mornings, we find ourselves hating the fact that there will be nothing to show for the hours spent in the salon the previous day. Why? Well, who will notice the cute waves you had in your hair if...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00am

Gender equality: How far have Rwandan women come?

WHILE addressing the summer summit of the Women in Parliament (WIP) Global Forum held in Kigali in July this year, President Paul Kagame said that women’s 64 per cent representation in Rwanda’s Lower House should not be seen as an end in itself with regard to gender equality...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

The Umushanana: Leave the glitter for the bride

NOBODY wants to attend a wedding only to find that they are wearing the same outfit as someone else. The urge to go back home and change sets in and it takes a very strong person to resist it. The bride’s traditional gown has hints of glitter which has become a trend. (File photo) When it...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

This week's recipe: Avocado grilled cheese sandwich

THIS AVOCADO grilled cheese sandwich recipe has a creamy texture that is so divine it will become a newfound favourite! It’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious! If you like the comfort of a classic grilled cheese sandwich, then you’re going to absolutely love this simple avocado grilled cheese sandwich...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Meet the new female faces in cabinet

LAST WEEK, a new cabinet was sworn in after Anastase Murekezi was appointed new Prime Minister. Although women generally constitute 34% of the new cabinet, three of them are making it to cabinet for the first time. They include Judith Uwizeye, Minister of Public Service and Labour, Geraldine...

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:00am

ASK THE DOCTOR: Does my friend have an eye defect?

Doctor, I have a friend who seems to always have what I call eye boogers (that gross stuff that finds its way to the corner of the eyes) all the time. She has on very many occasions slept at my place but even after she showers, when she is done dressing up, she already has that stuff gathering in...

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:00am