Gender

WEF Report: Rwanda leads Africa in gender equality

Rwanda has been ranked 9th in the 2020 Global Gender Gap Index that was published on December 17, slipping three places compared to the 2019 report. The World Economic Forum’s report has also placed Rwanda the only African country among the top 10 countries in gender parity. ...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 8:22pm

Gender-responsive budgeting: a tough pill for ministries to swallow

A study conducted on five high-spending ministries and five districts by Rwanda Civil Society Platform (RCSP) in partnership with Trocaire Rwanda points at loopholes in their Gender Budget Statements (GBSs). GBS is a tool to drive and track the closing of gender gaps across all sectors...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:52pm

Digital project seeks to increase access to information among women

A new Pan-African networking platform to connect 50 million African women in business was launched in Kigali on November 26, at the ongoing Global Gender Summit. The 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWS) is a web and mobile-based application expected to directly impact 50 million...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:23pm

Closing the political gender gap

WASHINGTON, DC – A record number of American women are running for elected office in 2018, many of them motivated by outrage over US President Donald Trump’s policies and attitudes. But running is not winning, and outrage alone cannot produce the kind of steady progress needed to...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:20pm

[FEATURED] More budget support needed from Govt and stakeholders to implement Gender Transformative Approaches

Engaging men and boys as partners in the prevention and response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) initiatives is an increasingly institutionalized component of global efforts to end GBV. Accordingly, evidences of the impact of men’s engagement endeavours is beginning to emerge, particularly...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:23am

First Lady: Gender gaps must be fixed in education

The First Lady Jeannette Kagame has reiterated the need for stakeholders to work together to create an environment in education that dispels gender myths to ensure all children are given a fair chance at a bright future. Speaking at the event to mark the Forum for African Women Educationalists (...

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 12:47am

Society benefits from gender equality – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that women can contribute more to society when enjoying their full rights. “Women can deliver more when they are enjoying their full rights. But with men and women working together using their talents to the maximum the effect is not just additive, it...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:20am

Video: Guaranteeing women’s equal rights is common sense — Kagame

President Paul Kagame has called on leaders across various fields to level the playing field to ensure gender equality becomes the new norm. Kagame was speaking at the 12th edition of the European Development Days in Brussels in Belgium yesterday. He said that for far too long, gender inequality...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 1:47pm

Women urged to take up more leadership positions

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) and various gender organisations in the country have encouraged women to run for decision making positions. This was said during a one day meeting to discuss gender and elections last week at Lemigo hotel where the Electoral Commission observed that women...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 4:30am

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