Kazimbaya on the joy of empowering fellow women

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Shamsi Kazimbaya has been a gender activist almost all her professional life. Her passion for gender activism has seen her work with different gender organisations. The 40-year-old talked to Women...

What will you do this Christmas?

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Christmas is just a few hours away, and many people are in the festive mood. Some are hoping to travel, while others might just stay home with family. Donah Mbabazi...

Hronicek on the essence of educating the girl child

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After 40 years of working as a pediatrician, 66-year-old Erika Hronicek retired and decided to take another course in life. She travelled to Rwanda to help vulnerable girls get an...

Cozy living room decorating ideas

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There is nothing more inviting for visitors in your home than a cozy living room. It is also one of the most used rooms of the house. Finding a balance...

The Little Black Dress: How to accessorise

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The Little Black Dress (LBD) is one of the most versatile and stylish pieces a woman can own. It can be worn to work or out on the town, depending...

SHE CAN: Grooming tomorrow's women leaders

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As the women empowerment campaign continues to register milestones in Rwanda, efforts to keep the momentum high are being boosted by individuals and organisations, especially in the area of girl-child...

Reverend Mukandoli on her journey as a female clergy

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Agnes Kanoni Mukandoli’s career path is one not many have taken; currently retired, Mukandoli was one of the few female reverends in the country and the founder of Mothers Union...

Brides:The right hairstyles

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We can imagine your excitement and desire to look awesome on the big day. The choice of a wedding hairstyle is as important as the choice of your bridal gown....

Parenting: Why sex education is your responsibility

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Jovia Uwamahoro, 18, dropped out of school after she got pregnant. Her naivety in regards to sex education changed her whole life.

[VIDEO]: Legrand's journey from the runway to a jewellery maker

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Sarah Legrand is an aspiring entrepreneur determined to bring distinctiveness to the fashion world. She abandoned a modelling career and trained for ten years in jewellery making.

Necklaces: The timeless accessory

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Just like it is with handbags, shoes and earrings, necklaces are a necessary accessory for every woman and for that reason, it’s important to choose the right one for a...

Winning the war against Gender Based Violence

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As the world celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women yesterday, it emerged that violence against women continues to be a global problem, despite the efforts...

I thought it was unfortunate to be born a girl, says AKWOS founder

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The founder of Association of Kigali Women in Sports (AKWOS), Felicite Rwemalika, saw football as a powerful instrument to re-engage and empower girls and women.

The dilemma of raising a child as a grandmother

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You are 70 years old. At this stage in your life the only thing on your mind is battling challenges that come with old age.

Success comes from loving yourself and what you do, says College of Medicine and Health Sciences Principal

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Jeanine Condo is the acting Principal of University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is passionate about research; something she believes helped build her career. She spoke...

The anklet: How to accessorise your ankles

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You don’t have to stop at accessorising the ears, neck, wrists or even belly button. The anklet, also called an ankle bracelet, chain or string, is an ornament worn around...

Dealing with old age pregnancy

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Annet Ndutiye had literally hang her boots. She had closed the chapter of child bearing and all her three children were in their teen years.

I contested to inspire young girls, says Miss High School

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The current Miss High School, 15-year-old Natacha Irebe, beat 18 girls from 18 different schools in the second edition of the beauty pageant on August 14. For her, it wasn’t...

Belts: Are you wearing them right?

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Belts have slowly but surely become a must have accessory. They come in different sorts, styles, colours and sizes. And what’s the best part? They can be worn on tops,...

Sailing through the stormy waters of a childless marriage

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When you got married it was all peaches and cream. You envisaged the blissful years ahead in your marriage especially a happy home with children.

I chose vulnerable women over law – Rosine Urujeni

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Rosine Urugeni is the Rwanda country director of Indego Africa, an American non-profit social enterprise that creates economic and educational opportunities for African artisan women.

Short hair: Ways to rock it

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Most women decide to keep their hair short or long depending on their preference – and probably, season.

Parenting: When your teen daughter tells you she is pregnant

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When your baby was born, it was joy and excitement. You cuddled her and imagined a beautiful life ahead of her. Before long you saw her take her first steps...

Davis on why she has a big heart for the rural woman

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Sharon Davis, the founder of Sharon Davis Design, is a New York City based architectural designer. In Rwanda, together with Partners in Health, she constructed a housing complex for medical...