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Friday, February 19, 2016
Rwanda Enacts Friendly Law for New Mothers
Rwanda, leader on women’s political empowerment, have recently passed a new law giving rights to new mothers. Thus, the new maternity protection law gives mothers a one year leave plus a payment that equals 100% of the salary. According to Yvonne...
131th meeting of the IPU, Geneva, October 16, 2014.©IPU/Pierre Albouy
Monday, March 23, 2015
The UK has a lot to learn about gender equality from countries like Rwanda
What do Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles and South Africa have in common? The answer is that these four African nations are among the 10 countries with the highest number of women in their parliaments. Rwanda heads that list: 64% of its MPs are women....
Friday, July 25, 2014
Rwanda is proof that more women should work in criminal justice
As the world looks on in horror at the bloodshed in Gaza, Mary Gahonzire brings a unique perspective to the role of women in peacemaking and reconciliation. Gahonzire is deputy commissioner of the Rwanda Correctional Service, which runs prisons in...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Rwanda: Minister Gasinzigwa Calls for More Women in Peace-Keeping Missions
The call was made on Tuesday by the Minister for Gender and Family Promotion, Oda Gasinzigwa at the closure of a two-day workshop on building capacity of prisons warders on international peacekeeping missions. The workshop attracted delegates from...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Rwanda: Women Leaders Elect New Representatives to Council
The National Women Council (NWC) has elected two new members to its board. Beatrice Mukasine and Liberatha Kakuze were elected to the council executive for a five-year term during a general assembly on Thursday at Nyandungu in Kigali. Mukasine was...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Women Who Made It to Parliament, Rwanda
The just concluded parliamentary elections featured women who didn't ask for equality and leadership to be handed to them on a platter. They chose to fight it out with male candidates for their respective positions. They spent weeks of vigorous...
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Women at the forefront as Rwanda heads to the polls
Rwandans will vote next week in parliamentary elections set to bring women to the forefront. Rwanda has the world’s highest proportion of female political representatives and it’s an achievement women are determined to build on. Marie Médiatrice...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Rwanda: Women Candidates Hit Campaign Trail With Pomp
Candidates aspiring to join parliament on the women ticket have since Monday campaigned in different districts upcountry. A total of women have hit the campaign trail in the race for the 24 slots reserved for women, in a college vote that will take...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Rwanda: Over 400 to Compete for 80 Parliamentary Seats
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) yesterday released the final list of candidates who will run in the September 16 parliamentary elections, exactly a week ahead of the campaign trail. The majority of outgoing MPs are on the final list in the...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Rwanda: Women Poised to Retain Majority in Parliament
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respect women's quota of at least 30 per cent of their parliamentary nominees, women may retain or even widen their majority in the...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Rwanda: Women Poised to Retain Majority in Parliament
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respect women's quota of at least 30 per cent of their parliamentary nominees, women may retain or even widen their majority in the...
Friday, July 05, 2013
Rwanda: Women Urged to Participate in Forthcoming Parliamentary Polls
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has urged women to participate in the forthcoming parliamentary elections by turning up in large numbers on Election Day. The polls are slated for September. In a meeting on Wednesday, NEC Chairperson Prof....