Ask the counselor: My mom's drug addiction is wrecking our family

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My mom has a drug problem that started two years ago when she lost her job. She got stressed and would spend hours at home drinking alcohol with the little...

Letter of the week: Whatever the case, women sports need to be supported

Editor, Last week, a story came to light about a decision taken by Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) to stop the women national football team from participating in any international competitive...

Letter from the editor:

Dear readers, It is said that to effectively judge society by any aspect, one should look at the characteristics of those at the top and those at the bottom. Rwanda...

Ask the Doctor: Do I have an ectopic pregnancy?

Dear Doctor, I became five weeks pregnant last week and went for my first scan. However after two external scans and an internal scan, doctors couldn't find any fetus and...

Spicy Mexican Nachos

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Nachos is a Mexican dish made of tortilla or nacho chips covered with cheese or cheese-based sauce. According to Mebs Kara, the general manager at Accord Hotel, OC Pizza Bar...

Healthy foods; the supplement workouts

Avocados The cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat in these green health bombs can help keep your body strong and pain free. Researchers found that competitive runners who ate less than 20 percent...

Women entrepreneurs seal deals worth Rwf3.7bn

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Women vendors signed business deals worth $5.5 million (about Rwf3.7 billion) during the just concluded World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Kigali.

Is the sports revolution eating its female children?

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WHEN the women's national basketball team received an invitation to participate in the annual FIBA Zone Five Championships in Uganda, the female youngsters got to work but their efforts and...

Ask the Doctor: Will I be able to have kids?

I have very irregular periods and have been told that I have polycystic ovaries. I am very worried about this and don't know the long-term implications. Does it mean I...

Trendy ways to make a scarf fashionable

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Most women use fashion accessories to bring out the best in an outfit and currently scarves have become a woman's best friend when it comes to making a fashion statement...

New initiative to boost women entrepreneurs

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The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched a new initiative expected to push for increased participation of women entrepreneurs in public procurement.

Ruhango women, exporter join hands to fight poverty

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On a sunny Wednesday afternoon we snake our way to a homestead where a group of women runs a courtage industry. As we approach, a group of women seems to...

iDebate founder Christine Teta on women driven social causes

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In a casual conversation, Christine Teta uses phrases like 'I beg to disagree' or 'I am in full support of that' as if she were debating. And this comes as...

Editors Letter

Dear readers, In this week's issue of Women Today, we look at inheritance as far as gender balance is concerned. You would think we are past the era where the...

Is the law on inheritance gender biased?

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25-year-old Clarisse Ingabire has for the last four years been in and out of court over a property inheritance wrangle with her maternal aunt. The bone of contention is property...

Ask the Counselor: Is my daughter about to make a huge mistake?

My daughter is 30 years old and has a nine year old son. The father of the boy is only getting acquainted with him as he did not know he...

Ask the doctor : Do I have an autistic child?

Dear Doctor, I'm desperately worried about my three-year-old son. His speech is reasonable but he doesn't speak much and seems to live in a world of his own.

Nutrition : Get healthy the fruity way

All of us know fruits are healthy, but do you actually know why fruits are good for your health? Besides tasting really good, fruits also give us nutrition. We all...

In the kitchen : The ulcer burner smoothie

CABBAGE, apple, ginger and celery. Doesn't sound too enticing, does it? This smoothie has a bitter-sweet taste, which keeps you interested in taking another sip. As the thick drink slides...

Braids, locks or rows: Handy hairstyles for the rain

BRAIDS are arguably the most convenient hairstyle for a rainy day. As we continue to wake up to rainy mornings, we find ourselves hating the fact that there will be...

Gender equality: How far have Rwandan women come?

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WHILE addressing the summer summit of the Women in Parliament (WIP) Global Forum held in Kigali in July this year, President Paul Kagame said that women's 64 per cent representation...

The Umushanana: Leave the glitter for the bride

NOBODY wants to attend a wedding only to find that they are wearing the same outfit as someone else. The urge to go back home and change sets in and...

This week's recipe: Avocado grilled cheese sandwich

THIS AVOCADO grilled cheese sandwich recipe has a creamy texture that is so divine it will become a newfound favourite! It's melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Meet the new female faces in cabinet

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Last week, a new cabinet was sworn in after Anastase Murekezi was appointed new Prime Minister. Although women generally constitute 34% of the new cabinet, three of them are making...

Rwanda Decides