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Joint Statement: ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December nearly 70 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first international assertion of the “highest aspiration of the common people”, including the “promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms”,... More

Advancing involvement of women in male dominated sports fields

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Among the strategic approaches that UN women has embarked on in efforts to realize the SDGs -through empowering women in communities- is sports. Increased participation of women and girls in sporting activities is an innovative platform that has been tapped into to address societal inequalities. UNW Regional Director Izeduwa Derex-Briggs leading a panel of discussion during the Advancing Leadership for Africa Forum held in Kigali,Rwanda Over the years,  unequal power relations... More

From where I stand: “We thought gender was only for educated people”

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Modesta Mujawariya talking to her community \Photo: UN Women, Franz Benjamin Stapelberg I have been a farmer for as long as I can remember. Now, a widow with two married daughters, farming is my only source of income. I work on my farm for at least eight hours a day, starting early in the morning. I don’t have much time to rest. I helped found the (Coopcuma) cooperative, and have 12 plots registered under my name. I didn’t know the exact size of my land until I joined... More

Coverage: Executive Director in Rwanda

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Executive Director in Rwanda More

UN Women Executive Director to call for bridging the gender digital divide at Transform Africa Summit

Monday, May 8, 2017

UN Women Executive Director to call for bridging the gender digital divide at Transform Africa Summit More

UN Women launches the "Buy From Women" Innovative Platform in Rwanda

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thanks to this new platform introduced by UN Women, we will know the exact size of our land and this will help us to forecast our level of production and negotiate better with the buyers and financial institutions and secure loans that reflect our production potentials More

Rwanda officially launches its HeForShe Campaign and flags off the IMPACT 10x10x10 Program

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Following the global launch of the HeForShe campaign in September 2014, the launch of the IMPACT 10x10x10 in January 2015 and the announcement of H.E. President Paul Kagame in June this year that he has joined UN Women’s HeForShe solidarity movement as an IMPACT 10x10x10 champion, Rwanda has officially launched its HeForShe campaign and flagged off the implementation of its IMPACT 10x10x10 Program. More

Boosting financial and business literacy in Rwanda

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Over 200 executive women from government, private enterprises, and international organizations took part in a two-hour financial planning and business investment seminar dubbed “Finishing Rich”, the first in a series of luncheon-events supported by the Rwanda Development Board, UN Women and the International Finance Corporation (IFC)... More

Kigali sings for a Safe City for women and girls

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The two finalists of a song competition performed before a crowd of 3,000 dignitaries and agents of change on 25 November, as Benetton’s UNHATE Foundation announced new funding to support a transformative arts-for-change project in Kigali schools. More

“I bought a mattress and health insurance” – rural Rwandan farmer

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Through Farmer Field Schools, more than 350 Rwandan farmers have learned about nutrition, modern agricultural techniques and business skills while creating cooperatives and pooling savings. More

In Rwanda, Executive Director gains insight into greenhouse agriculture Kinazi, Rwanda

Friday, May 30, 2014

UN Women partners with Terimbere Mutegarugori, a cooperative bringing together 93 women from various backgrounds to enable them to financially support themselves and their families. This group is just one of 11 cooperatives that are supported through the Imali Project, meaning “wealth.” Currently, the groups are being given seed money and training in income-generating activities, particularly the increase of tomato and mushroom production. More

Congolese refugees living with HIV forge ahead, gaining independence

Friday, February 28, 2014

Women are cultivating mushrooms and tomatoes, learning about business and agriculture and pooling their funds along with combating social stigma and confronting gender-based violence. More

From Kigali to Quito, a journey towards safer cities

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In the first south-south exchange under UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Programme, the Deputy Mayor of Kigali, Rwanda, recently visited Quito, Ecuador to share experiences and discuss challenges. More

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