Priscilla lives in the village of Masoro where she supports her two children, working full-time and raising them as a single mother. She is fortunate to work as an artisan at the Abahizi Rwanda factory where she was trained to make high-quality handbags for export and earns a wage that can support her family. Yet when I first met her a few years ago, she rarely expressed her ideas or her opinions – at work or in the community. She didn’t believe that her ideas were useful, and therefore thought it unnecessary to speak up.
Rwanda has made steady progress in closing the gender gap. (The New Times)