Women

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, It is one thing to look forward to a baby and have it come later than you anticipated, and it is another to be told you can’t have children altogether. When faced with a hard and painful situation like this, it’s not easy to cope, especially when you have friends and...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00am

Why fewer girls are making it to professional ranks

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Gap report 2014 paints a gloomy picture of poor enrollment of girls in Rwandan tertiary institutions. The recently released report ranked Rwanda 127th out of 142 countries in regard to female enrolment in tertiary education. Experts say this explains...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00am

Aziz knits a motherly bond with needy children

Although Rwanda offers free primary education, some parents can’t afford pre-primary education. For children whose parents can’t afford to pay for nursery education, they wait till the children turn five or six to start primary one.  Having this in mind, Milcah Grace Aziz got a calling to help...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00am

Is my husband hitting on the maid?

I have been married for two years now and I have never had reason to be suspicious of my husband. Last week, the maid told me that she could not continue working for us because my husband was sexually harassing her. She says it has been going on for a month now and that he finds his way home...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00am

How to select shoes to wear with an outfit

Women often get a bad rap for having a shoe obsession. However, with all of the endless styles and colours to choose from, who can blame a woman for having her Women often get a bad rap for having a shoe obsession. However, with all of the endless styles and colours to choose from, who can...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00am

Ask the Doctor: Why are pads damaging my skin?

Dear Doctor, I am 21 years old and have always used pads for menstruation. However, they cause serious itching around my inner thighs every time I use them and sometimes even leave a rash. I have switched to a number of brands but nothing seems to help. It has been like this since I got my first...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00am

Letter of the week

Reference to the story We are proud to study welding – female students,The Sunday Times, November, 2, 2014 Editor, The girls who were interviewed should be emulated by other girls who don’t give value to vocational education. These young girls are creating a future for themselves in a...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00am

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, In most global rankings in the recent past, Rwanda has fared well or at least registered improvement over the years, however, a recently released report; World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Gap report 2014 exhibited a worrying trend. Rwanda was ranked 127th out of 142 countries...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00am

Nutrition: Five fat blaster foods

Eggs Gerald Ruzindana, a nutritionist with Health Inspirations, says that an egg is not only a nutritional powerhouse, it’s also loaded with protein that is satisfying. “Eat eggs for breakfast; they’ll curb your appetite enough that you’ll have a good number of calories less than usual...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00am

In the kitchen: Mexican salad

I have never really finished a salad before but things changed after I tried this one. I have heard people say that healthy foods are not delicious but I beg to disagree when it comes to this salad.  Mebs Kara, the General Manager of Accord Hotel/OC Pizza Bar and Grill, says the Mexican salad...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00am

"We are proud to study welding" - female students

For many years, women have not been associated with certain jobs such as building, welding and many other physical ones. As a result, even those that have shown interest in those jobs have been sidelined during recruitment in most cases. In fact for a long time it was generally held that women are...

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 12:00am

Breast cancer awareness: A vital weapon in the fight against the deadly disease

As the breast cancer awareness month comes to an end, one can only hope that efforts put into the campaign will bear fruit as the medical experts still grapple to establish the unknown cause of breast cancer.  Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in Rwanda followed by...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00am

From despair to triumph: The story of a breast cancer survivor

Phillipa Kibugu was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 while living in the United States of America. This was four years after her sister died of the same disease at a tender age of 38.  “When my sister died, we didn’t know anything about breast cancer then. She was taken to England for...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00am

Blazers: A timeless trend

The best thing about blazers is that they are not gender biased. These fashionable jackets are available for men and women. They blend with any outfit, says Denyse Kayumba, an employee at Crystal Ventures Limited. “Blazers are the style statement of the 21st Century. They are often paired with...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00am

I want a baby with or without nuptials

I am 30 years old with a stable job and dependable income and want to have a baby so badly. However, as things stand I am neither married nor dating. This has however not taken away my ambition to be a mother soon. Amongst the options, I am considering getting impregnated by a friend without...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00am

Ask the Doctor: Will my kids have eczema?

Dear Doctor, I don’t have any kids but my sister has two and they were both born with eczema. I am not that familiar with the condition but I see wounds and painful blisters around their elbows and knees. I have also heard that the condition is also genetic. Does this mean even my future kids...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00am

Letter of the week: Young girls should borrow a leaf from Amina Umuhoza

  Editor, I was humbled by Amina Umuhoza’s story that appeared in Women Today on Thursday last week. It takes a woman with guts to venture into work that is largely dominated by men. Amina struggled throughout her life, from being married off at a tender age to domestic abuse; one...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00am

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, The recent Ulinzi Walk was staged in Kigali to promote awareness of one of the most common cancers in Rwandan women, breast cancer. Health workers, survivors and supporters participated with the aim to sensitise people on early detection as the best protection against cancer....

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00am

Nutrition: Foods to help you lose weight

The best way to kick a cold is to drink plenty of fluids and eat immunity-boosting foods. Here are some of the best items out there: Broth-based soup It’s not just an old wives’ tale—chicken noodle soup can actually help soothe a cold: The chicken contains an amino acid called...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00am

In the kitchen: Delicious potato skin

Whether you have these for dinner or have them as a starter meal, you do not want to stop eating. There’s nothing quite as tasty as a crispy potato skin. Mebs Kara, General Manager of Accord Hotel/OC Pizza Bar and Grill, says the potato skin is a simple food to prepare but very delicious...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00am