Gender equality

Rwanda Stock Exchange rings bell for gender equality

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) on Monday March 9, joined with counterparts around the world to ring the market bell to draw attention to the critical role that business and markets can play in tackling gender inequalities. Done to mark the...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:29am

Not quite there yet for gender equality, but we aren’t giving up

It is not often that one hears that an NGO is closing shop because its work is done. Many times, the problem being addressed in the communities is intractable requiring continuous effort. This is the situation with gender equality as the world gears to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the...

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 1:18am

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

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 - 12:15am

Gender equality is not a project but principle, says GMO chief

The Chief Gender Monitor, Rose Rwabuhihi told female politicians on Friday that gender equality is not a programme, but a principle. She was addressing women in a workshop organized by the National Consultative Forum of Political Organizations (NFPO), that aimed to sensitize leaders of the women...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 6:55pm

16-days of activism and the enduring battle to end violence against women

Keza (not real name), a five-year-old, was taken to Isange One Stop Centre (IOSC) by her parents. She had been regularly sexually abused by a young man who used to stay at their home. When Keza was in the children psychotherapy room, her therapist had found it hard to know what has been going on...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:17pm

Jeannette Kagame emphasises need to invest in gender equality

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said that to fully realise the economic gains for women and girls is as much everyone’s responsibility, as it is about making the right investments, especially in closing gender gaps. She was speaking at the Global Gender Summit during a high-level panel...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:12am

A smarter world must invest in women and girls

Women are life-givers. Every single person in the world was born by a woman. Carried in the womb for nine months. Breastfed by a woman. Carried on the back for your comfortable sleep as a child by a woman. Clothed by a woman. Fed by a woman. Indeed, you could do nothing without your mother...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:11am

Fighting for gender equality is common sense, says Kagame

President Paul Kagame on Monday told participants from different parts of Africa that promoting gender equality on the continent is simply common sense. He was addressing leaders from public and private sector as well as civil society and academia who are meeting in Kigali for the Global Gender...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 1:36am

Is elimination of violence against women attainable?

Over 800 delegates from all over the globe are gathering in Kigali for the Global Gender Summit (GGS), which takes place from November 25-27. This year’s GGS coincided with the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the start of the 16 days of activism against...

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:45pm

The ignored gender equality issue

The terms gender equality and women’s empowerment are used almost daily as part of target setting for organisations and governments across the globe. Countries find themselves being judged by the number of women who are elected as part of the governance structure of the country and...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:37am

Gender equality activists upbeat over next House

Women rights activists have welcomed the fact that the country’s next Chamber of Deputies will still have more women than men, explaining that it will help the Lower House continue to enact laws that are gender sensitive and respond to society’s most important issues. Women will take...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:16am

The misinterpretation of feminism

When the ‘wave’ of feminism began at the end of the 19th Century, it was associated with the ideas and actions of the women’s liberation movement. Activism focused primarily on gaining political power, although some feminists were active in campaigning for women’s sexual,...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:52am

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

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