“Most of the time it is difficult for some women to be independent because they are sometimes forced by circumstances to survive at all odds and this makes them less independent.”
Jean Paul Mugabo, Kanombe Resident.
“It’s puzzling especially for those who have family within the same neighbourhood. People in Rwanda always talk negatively about girls who move out of their parent’s home before marriage.”
Josephine Uwizeye, Kicukiro Resident.
“It is commonly due to cultural reasons; the fear to intimidate the opposite sex, since an African man is one who is perceived to provide for the African woman.
This was mostly during our parent's generation and I believe there are traces of that left.”
Claire Kankuyu, Tigo Employee.
“It doesn’t matter how much people talk. Anyone can get as independent as they like regardless of their gender; this should not be a problem in our society.”