The untold story of female miners

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When her husband passed away, Laurence Mukamparirwa was left with six children and no job or skills for survival. Life came to a standstill as she pondered on how she...

Another 217 years to close the economic gender gap

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A joke making the rounds in Rwanda a couple of years back went like this: (roughly translated from Kinyarwanda) “In Rwanda, a poor man’s address is a rich man’s: when...

How do I know I’m ovulating?

Dear Doctor, I’m confused about ovulation and safe days. My period is regular but I’ve failed to understand the cycle and when the biggest chances of getting pregnant are. Is...

The other child

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The first time I saw this happy-go-lucky young lady (let’s call her Norine) was at work. As we got talking, she told me she and her husband had one son,...

What is your relationship with money?

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Many of us, especially women, have been socialised to think about money in terms of it being good or bad, wanting it and spending it ,(usually) being bad! Are you...

KWEZI AND I...When we were hit by separation anxiety

A few days ago, I decided to take an impromptu ‘mommy time off” and packed up and left for Western Uganda’s Mbarara District. I was being hosted by a dear...

Pregnancy: When is it safe to travel a long distance?

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Karen Barasa is an expatriate working and living in Kigali. She was looking forward to spend the festive season back home in Kenya, but when she visited her gynecologist, she...

My daughter has a bad temper

In everybody’s growth cycle, it’s common that a period between 11 to 20 years of age is without a doubt one of the most chaotic periods of our human existence....

parenting tips...: 8 Great ways to bond with your child

We parents spend the majority of our waking hours working toward shaping our children into the kinds of adults we want them to be. We campaign to have them be...

Can signs of cervical cancer resurface after treatment?

World wide cancer of the cervix (lower portion of the uterus) is the fourth most common cancer. It is also the most common cause for deaths due to cancer in...

8 health benefits of coffee, based on science

Here are the top 13 health benefits of coffee, that have been confirmed in actual human studies.

Meet Muhumuza, a passionate female tour guide and driver

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She is an embodiment of passion and resilience. Her warm personality blends seamlessly with her work. Her life has been a journey of resilience and perseverance. For someone who lost...

KWEZI AND I...Learning from each other

I began my three weeks of annual leave on Monday and to say that I have been waiting for this period impatiently is an understatement. This is my first time...

Ask The Counsellor: I am done with my daughter!

My adopted daughter eloped. I took her in after my sister passed away when she was a child and raised her together with my husband. She never said a word...

Uwimana on her passion for fitness

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Zainab Masera Uwimana is a fitness trainer at Soho Fitness in Kicukiro, Kigali, which she co-owns. She is also personal trainer. The 32-year-old had a chat with Women Today’s Sharon...

Loafers: Shoes for all seasons

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Did you know that the choice of the shoes you wear can either break or make your look? Well according to designers, getting the right shoes is as important as...

Why do I become so moody during my periods?

I tend to be so moody, agitated and at times depressed, but I have noticed that this happens in the middle of my menstruation cycle. Could the mood swings have...

HEALTHY LIVING: 8 health benefits of coffee, based on science

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Here are the top 13 health benefits of coffee, that have been confirmed in actual human studies.

[VIDEO] Rwanda Women’s Network: The ladder propelling women to greater heights

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IT is a story of hope and perseverance for Chantal Uwanyirigira and her colleagues. However, the bigger story is not about the success they have achieved, but how they started...

KWEZI AND I...The matter of imitation

I think it is natural for any parent to feel that they would exchange places with their child in times of sickness and pain. Kwezi has been unwell. The changes...

What natural remedies can I use for my child’s cold?

Dear Doctor, My two-year-old recently got a cold and cough. The cough seems heavy and her nose is blocked. I got her medication but I was wondering if you could...

The ‘healing haven’ for vulnerable women

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Located in Kabeza, a city suburb, it has for many years served as a safe haven for vulnerable women. It is a place that gives these women a second chance...

How one woman chose to be the eyes of visually impaired children

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Vanessa Bahati’s last born son was born with visual impairment. After visiting several hospitals in Europe and locally, the results were negative.

Kwezi and I...Choosing the ‘right’ school

It has been an interesting one week. Finally, I have reluctantly wrapped it around my brain that Kwezi’s school time is only about a few months from today and no...