Inyumba scoops award
The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Aloisea Inyumba, has won the ‘Women have Wings Courage Award’ for her courageous strides to improve the rights of all people in the country.
Inyumba won the award alongside two other female activists, Virisila Buadromo and Chi Yvonne Leina from Fiji and Cameroon, respectively.
The Women have Wings team was impressed by Inyumba’s courage and determination to promote peace
The inaugural award is bestowed to outstanding women from around the world living the courageous spirit of Amelia Earhart, the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and to receive the US Distinguished Flying Cross. Earhart was also author of many aviation books and inspired many women to take an interest in the aviation industry.
“The Women have Wings team was impressed by Inyumba’s courage and determination to promote peace in her country. Her political work shines a light on the importance of women in government positions. The US has much to learn from Rwanda in this regard’ the Women have Wings statement reads.
Last month has been noteworthy for Rwanda. President Kagame received the Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa from Uganda whereas the Rwanda Government was awarded the ALMA Award for Excellence in recognition of its successful initiatives to fight against malaria.