When Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee led women in song at the fish markets on the Liberian coast in the late 1
Last Sunday, President Paul Kagame met with Rwandan women of all walks of life to celebrate the country's 20th libera
As Burundi heads towards the 2015 general elections, and despite a quota of 30 percent women's representation in parl
Gaspard, the taxi driver taking me back to my hotel after dinner, is 27. So he was just a boy in 1994.
UN, African officials urge efforts to advance peace and stability in CAR
Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women.
Cheers broke out in the National Assembly building here on Monday as representatives chose the mayor of this beleague
As civil war raged in Burundi since the 1996 outbreak of armed conflict between ethnic Tutsi and Hutu groups, in his
Rwanda's new parliament was seated this month, with higher female representation than any other country in the world
President Paul Kagame said that Rwanda had already expressed a strong opinion on the International Criminal Court (IC
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
Women in Rwanda are at the centre of the country's development agenda, thanks to recent law reforms, MP-elect Esperan
On a sunny day in early May, in Ndu, northwest Cameroon, a group of women, many of whom have taken the day off from w
In the context of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and of the genocide in Rwanda, reports of sexual violence app
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respec
There is need to invest in women's empowerment and leadership in order for countries to achieve sustainable developme
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of former Irish president Mary Robinson as the new Spec
Women rights activists are preparing to share Rwanda's practices in promoting gender with the rest of the world.
Violence, harassment, slander and threats, poverty, corruption – the obstacles for women taking part in the dai
A group of women from North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have demanded to be involved in the on-goi
Rwanda President Paul Kagame has spoken out on the importance of women leadership, accountability for commitments to
The conflict in the Eastern DR Congo provinces of North and South Kivu between the Kinshasa government and the M23 mo
It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern li
Many people erroneously view gender as 'women's presence'.
For the past few years, Rwanda has been making global headlines for its outstanding role in providing the much-needed
At least 43 vulnerable women in Ndera Sector, Gasabo District have successfully completed a nine month training cours
A new report has revealed disturbing facts; Rwandan women occupy few leadership positions, contrary to the common bel
This past March was designated women's month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become infamous in recent years as the “rape capital of the world,&r
While women are not new to politics, women's presence and faces in politics have become increasingly more commonplace
What most of us know about Rwanda – other than the fact that it is a small country in central Africa – is
Women have made significant advances in politics over the past few decades, with females having served as the head of
The 11 candidates contesting presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo all pledge to improve peace a
Political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo are struggling to recruit women into their ranks to run for par
Rwanda is the first country in the world where women outnumber men in parliament, with women occupying 45 out of 80 s
Seventeen years ago last Sunday, the Rwandan genocide came to a bloody end.
What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?
The latest UN Women report released on Wednesday, in New York, once again positions Rwanda as the country with the hi
How does Europe compare with sub-Saharan Africa in terms of women's rights?
The latest UN Women report released yesterday in New York, once again, positions Rwanda as the country with the highe
Rwanda National Police (RNP) will begin conducting special training for female police officers to promote women parti
A report released by the Gender Monitoring Office, shows that women massively participated in the just concluded loca
For years, diplomats, aid workers, academics and government officials here have been vexed almost to the point of par
Women leaders in Kigali City have been urged to participate in the forthcoming local leaders' elections.
Over 400 women from Gahini Sector, Kayonza District, yesterday, completed at wo-day training on poverty eradication a
An "incoherent" clause in the draft bill that will determine the structure, mission and functions of the Na
The president of the National Women Council (NWC), Dr.
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has released tentative figures of registered voters who will cast their votes
Two female radio journalists working for a Goma-based station have significantly improved their skills and gained in
After winning an International Award, Reseau des Femmes, a Women organisation, has finalised plans to expand its reac