Why my heart bleeds for vulnerable girls

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Nicolette Nsabimana is the Coordinator and Co-founder of Marembo Centre, a Non-Government Organization which supports abused and other vulnerable children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law and another one...

Kitenge: The attire of all seasons

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African fabric mostly referred to as Kitenge is one of the most adored attires today. The fabric was mainly known for making gowns for women, but now it has transformed...

Is payment of bride price still relevant?

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Faustin Nyirinkwaya is a proud father of three girls aged ten and twelve. Like most parents, he expects his girls to go through the usual drill; school, work and marriage....

Why are more women opting for illegal abortion?

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Fifteen-year-old Uwamahoro (not real name) has been living at Marembo Centre in Kigali for two years. The centre is a non-governmental organisation which supports and rehabilitates young people who have...

Meet Umwizerwa, a celebrated female driving instructor

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Gisele Umwizerwa is no ordinary woman. At 24, she is a respected female driving instructor. She says that her desire to improve her livelihood drove her into the trade, and...

Meet the Nyamirambo women who have tailored their lives to prosperity

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What is the likelihood of a customer choosing one design over the other yet all are made from the same fabric? Today over 28 Women from Nyamirambo can answer this...

Building a fashion brand is better than making quick money - Umutoniwase

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Joselyn Umutoniwase quit film editing and directing to start her own fashion house; Rwanda Clothing. She holds a degree in IT and employs her three sisters. She talked to The...

Plus size women can pull off any trend

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Is being a plus size lady, a good excuse to wear oversize clothes? Fashion designers and modern stylists say not all. Instead, fashion enthusiasts discourage plus size women from wearing...

The return of stay at home mothers

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Until late last year, Marie Merci Uwajeneza was juggling life like any other modern career woman. She was a mother and at the same time, a dedicated worker. She started...

Infanticide: Why would a woman kill their own child?

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EIGHT MONTHS ago, Jeanne Mushimiyimana was blessed with a set of twins. But last week her neighbours woke up to shocking news that she had allegedly killed one of the...

Rwanda's gender equality record is phenomenal - Carlson

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Katie Carlson came to Rwanda to do research for her thesis and she instantly fell in love with the country. Four months later, the self- proclaimed feminist packed her bags...

How to pull off that skinny jeans look

Skinny jeans are one of fashion’s up to the minute trends, which a large number of women find irresistible. Skinny jeans are versatile and can make a classy fashion statement...

My girlfriend wants me to convert to Islam

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Dear Counselor, I am in love with a very woman who has all the qualities I have always dreamt of and I always feel that I hit a jackpot with...

EDITOR’S LETTER

Dear readers, A mother’s love is the one thing that every human being wishes for every child, so what really goes on in the hearts and minds of the women...

Challenges are a vehicle to prosperity - Sandra Teta

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At only 23, Sandra Teta is a businesswoman running her own events management company. She recently organised the Rwanda International Fashion Week, an event that cemented her position on the...

How Nyarugenge correctional facility is transforming female convicts

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When I set off to visit Nyarugenge Correctional facility, commonly known as 1930, several questions lingered in my mind. How is life in a place where people are put under...

I always challenge those who look down on women - Isheja

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Sandrine Isheja Butera is a household name in the media as one of the best radio presenters in the country. The 26-year- old is popular for her charming and silky...

Pictorial - Imbuto Foundation celebrates 10 years of awarding best performing schoolgirls

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Imbuto Foundation, last weekend, celebrated a decade of girls academic excellence, with calls for more support to the education of girls.

Child spacing: How long should one wait to have another baby?

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How long should one wait before deciding to have another baby? That is the dilemma that many couples grapple with all the time.

Hyperactive children: How to look out for the red flag

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They say parenting is as crazy as circumnavigating the world without a map but the journey is always worth it. Raising a child who is more than active, more than...

My dream for Rwanda keeps me going - Mavubi

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Patricie Uwase Mavubi recently returned home to work on national transportation issues at the invitation of the Office of the President of Rwanda. She is a graduate from University of...

Rwakayija's journey from a receptionist to a manager

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Denise Rwakayija is a mother, a career woman and a go getter. She has worked with MTN for the last 15 years, starting off as a receptionist and growing through...

When menstruation becomes a nightmare

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When Esperance Dusabe first got her periods, her grandmother, who was her guardian then, could not afford to buy sanitary towels commonly known as pads.

A mother's triple joy after a long wait for a baby

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When Jeanine Mukamazimpaka walked down the aisle with Etienne Cyishahayo two years ago, the couple had a lot of dreams.