Importance of training in the workplace

Henry Ford, an American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company-a multinational automaker, once said that the only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay. Professionals in the career world cannot agree with this more,...

Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Infidelity: Can marriage survive an affair?

James Mugisha had what he considered a good marriage with his wife. They did everything together as a loving couple, and in the five years they had been married, he never once doubted his choice for a marriage partner. But earlier last year, things suddenly changed. His normally caring and...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

The emotional effects of recurrent pregnancy loss

For Rosette Mukamwezi, the prospect of motherhood was crushed by the horrendous episodes of miscarriage. Having been married for over 20 years now, Mukamwezi has been trying to get pregnant, but every time she managed to conceive, it ended in miscarriage. This one time she managed to carry her...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

January Blues: Dealing with a financial hangover

Since the holidays come with lots of excitement, many are prone to becoming a little too plentiful when it comes to spending. They want to have fun with family and friends as they unwind, but when the holiday season is over, and things are slowly going back to normal, reality hits. For this...

Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

Arahirwa Foundation: Helping people living with disabilities find their way

Chantal Mujawamariya is 19 years old; her parents passed away when she was very young, and surviving as an orphan has been a challenge, to say the least. With her daily struggles that include physical disability, accessing the basics in life, such as education, have been an elusive dream at best....

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

The milestones of women empowerment in 2019

The empowerment and self-sufficiency of women is highly significant. This is why in the past years the fight for gender equity has been put at the front, and this journey has seen improvement of women’s livelihoods. This year in particular has seen more tremendous milestones, such as women...

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

How are you spending Christmas?

Christmas is just a few days away; many are looking forward to making the best of out the holidays by arranging and making plans on how to make their Christmas day a memorable one. Society Magazine’s Donah Mbabazi had a chat with a number of people who shared some of their plans for this...

Friday, December 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

How digital platforms hasten women’s economic empowerment

A Pan-African networking platform was launched in the country at the recently concluded Global Gender Summit. The platform — ‘The 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWS)’ is basically a web and mobile-based application that is set to boost business activities, as it aims at...

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Defilement: The cost of ‘looking the other way’

Last month, prosecution revealed that it received 3,363 child defilement cases in the fiscal year 2018/2019. These cases rose from 2000 in the previous year. Upon conviction, a person who commits child defilement is liable to imprisonment for a period of not less than 20 years and not more than...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

When a woman decides not to have children

Children were considered a sign of wealth in ancient Rwanda. A woman who had the ability to have children was considered by society as a blessing, but the story was different for those who couldn’t give birth. This was the case not only in Rwanda, but in many African societies. Having...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 2:40 PM

How to overcome empty nest syndrome

Mariam Batamuriza woke up to a strange stillness, it was a Sunday morning and the usual babble and loud chatter was gone. The house was silent, and this was unusual, especially for a Sunday morning.  It took her sometime to register the fact that all her children had actually moved out to...

Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Meet Christelle Kwizera, a young entrepreneur striving to eradicate water scarcity

Accessing water is a human right, and as a way of reflecting the fundamental nature of such basics, Christelle Kwizera established Water Access Rwanda, a social enterprise committed to eradicating water scarcity by providing appropriate technologies for durable access to water. A mechanical...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

The scary truth about kids’ face painting

It has become a norm for almost all children’s events to have a face painter. From birthday parties to kids’ carnivals, among other festivities, face painting has become a popular form of art in entertainment.  Kids at these parties squirm in cheer and excitement as they queue...

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Heart of Africa: Keeping the spirit of sports alive

They wore blue and white outfits. And when they emerged on stage, spectators at a basketball game at the Kigali Arena shouted in excitement. This happened last month at the Patriots vs Rwanda Energy Group (REG) game. A group of 11 girls make up the cheerleading team — Heart of Africa...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Society and unrealistic beauty standards

A story published on the Bright Side website showed the struggles of Nyakim Gatwech, a Sudanese model who, because of her skin complex, found it hard to either fit in society or pursue her career. At the age of 14, she moved to the USA from a refugee camp in Africa. Children in American schools...

Friday, November 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Hands of Mothers: Pulling women out of the pit of sex trade

Her life as a prostitute is now a distant memory. Looking back, she says unfortunate circumstances drove her into that line of work, trading sex at any price as long as it meant helping her and her children survive.  Now 45 years old, Ernestine Mabondo is a mother of four, and says that...

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

Church is crucial in transforming Africa’s image — evangelists

Africa should not wait for the world’s agenda to impact on it, rather it should be the one to come up with an agenda to impact the world. This was highlighted during the closing ceremony of the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI) Forum on Friday. The closing session was held...

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Digital innovation: Why the platform is essential to addressing women challenges

Yvette Mukamwiza, Adrien Biziyaremye and Mathias Kanyandwi developed a ‘digital blind walking stick’ purposely to address some of the challenges faced by women living with disabilities. Because these women face a number of challenges, such as unfriendly infrastructure, societal...

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Premier Ngirente roots for African youth empowerment

For Africa to achieve a holistic transformation, there is need for optimal utilisation of resources and a deliberate effort to clear the dark image of the continent that has largely been painted by the western media. This was observed Wednesday during the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (...

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

What is thrombosis?

Acknowledged every year on October 13, World Thrombosis Day (WTD) highlights the often overlooked condition of thrombosis, placing a global spotlight on the condition as an urgent and growing health problem.  Thrombosis, the formation of a blood clot, known as a thrombus, within a blood...

Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

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