“I was born in a family of six with four girls and my parents had a negative mindset towards girls. However, when I look at the position I am holding today, I am happy because my parents and other people, who used to think that girls are a disgrace to the family, have been proved wrong.”
Sister Agnes Uwimana.
“I am proud of being a woman in Rwanda. I believe that what our brothers and sons can do, we too can do it. Our daughters attend the same schools and trainings and that is enough merit.”
Jeanne d’Arc Kantarama
“Many believers know that it was a woman who gave birth to Jesus Christ so I am not ashamed of being a woman. I have done a lot to build my country physically and spiritually. I was a midwife before I became an apostle –my current career.”
“I am not ashamed of being called a Rwandan woman today. Unlike in the past when it was a curse to be one because of the way society treated women as useless people, that has changed today and I feel capable of helping many people in my society.”
Speciose Mukakagina, Protestant Council of Rwanda.
“I am proud to be Rwandan and in particular a woman who is able to contribute towards changing society. In Muslim societies when a women is running any business it’s counted on her, so I am proud of being what I am today in my country.”
Aisha Hassan, Nyamirambo Resident.