Women

The Counsellor's thoughts...

Dear Edina There is no smoke without fire. If two maids have come out to complain about romantic advances from your husband, then this is evidence enough that your man is a habitual flirt. Temporary or not, flirting with someone else when he’s married is disrespectful. Unfortunately, some...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:00am

How can I make friends in school?

Dear Counsellor, I recently enrolled at a secondary school where my father is the principal. I am naturally a smart student and I pass my tests at the top of my class. The thing is, I have failed to make any friends. People gossip about me, they say teachers are too afraid to fail me and that...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:00am

My husband keeps hitting on the help

Dear Counsellor, My husband and I have been married for four years now. This year, it came to my attention that he hit on the maid and that is why she left abruptly. She did her work well, I was kind to her, and paid her on time, so I never understood how she just left. She’d worked for...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:00am

What it takes to serve as a female police officer

They look immaculate in their uniform. On duty they are confident and carry themselves with an aura of confidence and professionalism even when handling the most complex situations. They command respect and diligently perform their roles in a field many regard a male domain. These are the women...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:00am

The Counsellor's thoughts...

Dear Beth A good wife knows her husband well and cares more about the relationship than what her husband’s relative’s demand for, and that is her greatest source of protection. Your in-laws can turn toxic to this marriage if you and your husband don’t set boundaries for them....

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:00am

My husband keeps hitting on the help

Dear Counsellor, My husband and I have been married for four years now. This year, it came to my attention that he hit on the maid and that is why she left abruptly. She did her work well, I was kind to her, and paid her on time, so I never understood how she just left. She’d worked for...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:00am

My in-laws are driving me crazy

Dear Counsellor, I have been married for 12 years. There is one large thorn in my side though-my in-laws. They are controlling and dominating. They think they’re the authorities on everything and expect me to do as they say. My husband and I have to visit every Friday. I literally dread...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Acts 4 Rwanda: Giving hope to vulnerable women and children

A few years ago, 40-year-old Renatha Vuguziga found herself in a thorny situation. The mother of four was away in hospital with her sick daughter, and when she returned, her husband had disappeared after emptying the house and selling off family land. Women during tailoring class. She says...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00am

Eat smart for a healthier brain

There’s no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into your old age if you add these “smart” foods to your daily eating regimen.. Blueberries....

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00am

The Counsellor's thoughts...

Dear Claire Being a boss isn’t always peachy. The promise of power and respect can be alluring, but the reality of being responsible and respected by a team of employees may not be as glamorous as you imagined. You’re managing a team of fallible human beings who’re bound to fail...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00am

My in-laws are driving me crazy

Dear Counsellor, I have been married for 12 years. There is one large thorn in my side though-my in-laws. They are controlling and dominating. They think they’re the authorities on everything and expect me to do as they say. My husband and I have to visit every Friday. I literally dread...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00am

My juniors at work are rebellious

Dear Counsellor, I was recently promoted at work so very many people report to me now. Before I was promoted, I was a cool person, I still am. I joked around a lot. And I think it is for this reason that people do not take me seriously. I can handle a few clashes from time to time but now this is...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00am

My breasts ache after breastfeeding

Dear Doctor, I just had my first child. She is only a week old. However, my breasts hurt so much when I try to feed her. I noticed that the nipple area is sore and sometimes the pain is so unbearable that I’m forced to give her formula. I really want to breastfeed my child but is there...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00am

ECDCs give working mothers a sigh of relief

A few weeks ago, a story about a nanny who set out to murder two toddlers made headlines. On the fateful day, Ernestine Munezero, the maid in question, a resident of Kamonyi District, went to Nyabarongo River where she tried to drown herself and the kids for reasons only known to her. Luckily,...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:00am

Ngabirano on her passion for science, technology and innovation

Gertrude Ngabirano is the pioneer and executive secretary of the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO), an East African Community institution that promotes and coordinates the development, management and application of Science and Technology to support regional integration and...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:00am

Why do I always get fired?

Dear Counsellor, I dropped out of school after my uncle who was paying for my education passed on. I have moved from home to home and worked for all sorts of families but something always happens and I’m sent away. A couple of months ago, I found employment with a couple who asked me to look...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:00am

The Counsellor's thoughts...

Dear Nadia Growing up as an orphan is an experience that no one would wish their children to go through. You’re not alone and you should stand strong against all these tribulations in order to succeed in life. Your story raises a few questions which call for your own intellectual decisions...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:00am

My juniors at work are rebellious

Dear Counsellor, I was recently promoted at work so very many people report to me now. Before I was promoted, I was a cool person, I still am. I joked around a lot. And I think it is for this reason that people do not take me seriously. I can handle a few clashes from time to time but now this is...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:00am

Duhozanye: The seed that sprouted into fruits of women empowerment in Gisagara

Pauline Nyiramahirwe was orphaned when she was a toddler. Today, the 24-year-old has no vivid recollection of the incidents that led to her parents’ death. After the death of her parents, Nyiramahirwe was taken in by her brother, but unfortunately she had to drop out of school in P6 as her brother...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Karangwa on her initiative to help low-income mothers

Lulu Karangwa is the founder of Childcare at Workplace Organisation (CWO). The organisation focuses on supporting low-income mothers, mostly market vendors, to lessen the burden that comes with juggling work and raising children. She had a chat with Women Today’s Donah Mbabazi about her...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:00am