International Day of the Girl Child in Rwanda highlights girl trafficking and sexual violence

Gasabo District, 11 October, 2014 - Rwanda, along with its development partners, celebrated the international day of the girl child this year in Rutunga sector, Gasabo District, under the theme “Ending girl child trafficking and sexual abuse, my responsibility.” Speaking at the event, Umulisa Henriette, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF) thanked...
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First Lady calls for collective efforts to end human trafficking

Parliament, 10 October, 2014 – The First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, called on national institutions to work collectively to ensure the eradication of human trafficking, drug and alcohol abuse and gender based violence (GBV). Mrs Kagame was speaking at a consultative meeting, hosted by the parliament, aimed at assessing the situation in Rwanda in terms of human trafficking and providing...
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Rwanda hosts first ever gender pre-forum to AUC high level dialogue on democracy, human rights and governance

Serena Hotel, Kigali - The first ever gender pre-forum to the African Union Commission (AUC) high level dialogue on democracy, human rights and governance, was opened on the 6th October,2014, by Honorable Oda Gansinzigwa, minister of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF). Themed “Silencing the Guns: Women in Democratization and Peace Building in Africa”, the two day forum, jointly organized...
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Buying from women-owned enterprises makes business sense

17th September, 2014, Kigali Serena Hotel - “It is time to support women entrepreneurs so that they can come up and do what their male counterparts are doing,” Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Oda Gasinzigwa, stated during a plenary session on women-owned enterprises. The session, which (...) Read more

Women vendors trained and linked to buyers at the Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum

16 September, 2014, Kigali Serena Hotel - The International Trade Centre (ITC) linked women entrepreneurs from the coffee and service sectors with sector specialists and buyers in a move to ensure their commercial success. This took place during a Buyer Mentor Group Session, aimed at (...) Read more

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