A mother's tale of raising a child with disability


Like most first-time mothers, when Catherine Karinganire got pregnant five years ago, she was excited. Besides the bouts of fatigue and the big appetite, the pregnancy was normal.

'Water Access Rwanda' founder on choosing the needy over a well paying job

At only 22, Christelle Kwizera is certain she is well on her way to living her dream. After attaining industrial knowledge in mechanical engineering at Oklahoma Christian University in the...

When a grown woman won't leave the parent’s home


Two years ago, I decided to move out of my parents’ home. I didn’t do it the official way of waiting for my suitor to come and ask for a...

Success requires embracing knowledge, says Cube Communications founder


Valentine Nashipae is the founder and CEO of Cube Communications Rwanda, an agency that creates commercial solutions through advertising, marketing, research and branding.

Gender equality: Are women still on the light side of the seesaw?


On Tuesday, Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day which is marked annually on March 8.

Meet Akarikumutima, a teacher and crusader for reproductive health


Regina Akarikumutima is a professional teacher and the founder of the newspaper Angels ubuto n’ubukuru. She is also a radio presenter and has used her skills as a teacher and...

Jumpsuit: How to pull it off


The jumpsuit has slowly made its way back in today’s fashion, from 70’s! And they are not just outfits that people wear while sky diving!

Money matters: How can women handle finances in the home?


Gloria Kanyange got tired of the fights. When she took an oath to be by her husband through good times and bad, she had no idea that at some point,...

Women should always believe in themselves - Swedish diplomat


Maria Hakansson is the Swedish Chargé d’Affaires to Rwanda and has been living here for four years now. She gave Women Today’s Sharon Kantengwa insight into her work experience in...

Tattoos: A rising trend


Tattoos are an art that many find cute and hip to have. Of course the thought of permanently scarring one’s body might make another cringe but these days, many women...

What the new maternity law means for a working mother


For years, working mothers have struggled with the pain of leaving their newborn babies at home with housemaids, because they couldn’t afford to forego a salary for two months (leave...

There is no shortcut to success -- Ingabire


Ange Ingabire is the brain behind Azzi Products, a line that manufactures nail polish and other manicure based products. The young entrepreneur’s products are manufactured in Australia but she is...

African print: Traditional meets modern


With local designers making fascinating collections of fashion accessories such as earrings, handbags, bangles, necklaces and even shoes using African print, most women have fallen in love with the trend...

Too posh to breastfeed: Do you know the consequences?


Why would someone give birth, and walk out of the hospital to stock formula milk for a baby that is just weeks old? What happened to exclusive breastfeeding for the...

The future is bright for the Rwandan women, says UN expert


From a certified banker to an agricultural economist and advocate for gender and development, Clara Anyangwe’s passion to see transformation in women’s lives propelled her to join the gender and...

Eyebrows: To trim or not to trim?


We delight in the beauty of a butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Those are the words of the late great American...

Coping with hair loss


A woman’s hair is a mark of her femininity. To most women good hair is a reflection of beauty and high self-esteem. When a woman starts noticing hair loss, the...

Uwamahoro has weaved a career in sports journalism

Ariane Uwamahoro is a sports journalist with Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) and was the only female commentator at the recently concluded African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament.

Ask the Doctor: I'm having a hard time getting pregnant again

Dear Doctor, my husband and I have been trying to have another baby for almost a year now. Our first will be three years old this year. However, it is...

Valentine's Day: What are you wearing?

With just a few days to Valentine’s Day, some women might be wondering what to wear in case there are plans to celebrate the day.

Would you take on your spouse's name?


Winnie Byanyima, the Executive Director of Oxfam International is a leader on women’s rights, democratic governance and peace building.

Stay focused on your dream - Young Grace


Grace Abayizera, commonly known as ‘Young Grace’, was the first female to ever try her luck at rapping and at only 23; she has already made her mark on the...

Ask the Doctor: Why did I miss my period?

Dear Doctor, I recently missed my period and thought I was pregnant. I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative. I took another a few days later and...

You can rock the boyfriend style

Boyfriend outfits are always baggy, loose and comfortable, for this reason; many may mistake them as attire that isn’t stylish and yet, that isn’t the case.