Mothers on nurturing vulnerable children under SOS Children’s Villages


At the start of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Marie Theogene Muteteli was a newlywed basking in marital bliss. However, this joy was short-lived. Her husband was killed in...

Davos 2018: Gender parity is about men and women, not women alone


The Davos 2018 World Economic Forum was, for most gender sensitive persons, a great meeting that for the first time focused on women empowerment; and rightfully so. The Global Gender...

Rwanda still among top in championing gender parity


While researching on the outcomes of the Davos 2017 World Economic Forum, Sans Aucun Doute Magazine I landed on an interesting article on Rwanda by Stéphanie Thomson, Editor, World Economic...

A hesitant peep into 2018


I have always thought of it as “a little boy’s dream”. But the song ‘Last Night I had the Strangest Dream’, according to Wikipedia, is an anti-war song that was...

KWEZI AND I...Have I been replaced?

This week, I pick up Kwezi from her grandparents’ house and I just can’t wait. It has been three weeks and I am about to lose my mind. When did...

What are the risks of having a baby at 45?

Dear Doctor, I am 45 years old with three children, the youngest is 8. I recently found out that I was pregnant (about 12 weeks) even though I’ve been on...

Why girls still shy away from sciences


Despite global efforts to empower women and girls to embrace sciences, many still shy away from the field which is a male domain.

KWEZI AND I...Of learning new languages

If you must know, it takes more than one person to look after two toddlers. You basically have to keep alert and you cannot afford to let any of them...

Does my husband have an STD?

For two days now, my husband says he feels a burning sensation when he passes urine. We have been intimate but I don’t have or feel any issues myself. What...

KWEZI AND I......: Building and appreciating relationships

I recently had a very strange conversation with someone. Strange is a word that I usually use loosely but in this particular case, the conversation was strange in the true...

My family is fighting over my father’s will

My father died recently. I am devastated by his loss, but he had a wonderful, long life. Since he passed, our lives have been turned upside down in a way...

Classic Macaroni Salad

This is a salad that everyone will love. It is just a pleasing taste that will suit everyone.

Five things to do every day to keep the house clean

Want to feel like your home is clean and organised and like you’ve got ‘it’ together? First of all, it’s important to keep these things in mind:

The healthiest cheeses to eat

Whether it’s paired with wine or melted over a burger, cheese is where it’s at. And not just because eating it makes life worth living.

What effective birth control method can I use?

I gave birth to my first child two months ago. I want to start birth control but I’m not sure of which method to use. What’s the best birth control...

Birth control: What are the methods?

This matchstick-size progestin-releasing implant is placed by a doctor under the skin high up on your inner arm. The progestin thickens cervical mucus, making it tougher for sperm to reach...

Black and gold: How to keep it classy

When it comes to fashion, colour mixing is an interesting aspect and every woman should know how to go about it.

Gahaya Links: Weaving a better future for vulnerable women


When I met Prisca Nabayo, my first impression of her was that she is a calm and collected woman. Across the room, she sat alone immersed in her work, knitting...

Progressing by merit, not favour


‘Can we compete without conflicting?’, was the closing question by Dr. Donald Kaberuka during a panel session at the recently concluded ‘Umushikirano’ in December 2017.

KWEZI AND I...The unnecessary and unsolicited pressure

It was a great weekend. Kwezi turned three and despite the financial constraints that come with January, we managed to do something small for her. It also helps that she...


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A ray of hope


What would you do if you didn’t have food for your four-year-old child? No milk to give him. Not even porridge; nothing to calm your child’s hunger. What if your...

A legacy to my son


Growing up, I was often told how much I looked like my father. Even as an adult, when people met me for the first time, they would often take one...

Are your children safe on the Internet?

A six-year-old boy in Tanzania has become an over-night celebrity for being the youngest ever to create a computer application for children. It is amazing what incredibly young minds can...