Sports to Empower Women & Girls in Rwanda

 
$186,771
$143,229
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Aug 9, 2013

To stregthen the capacitiy for Women through sports for social change

Participants during the workshop
Participants during the workshop

A workshop was organized by AKWOS in the Western Province, Ngororero District for 32 women who are sexual workers and representing 234 others coming from 5 local Sectors. These women are between the age of 16-30 old. Their life is so hard that they have various difficulties

  • Many of them have given birth at early age and illegally and live the children with their grandmothers who also live in poverty level.
  • A great number of these women  abandoned schools early
  • Almost all of them are infected with HIV/AIDS.
  • Others are victims different kinds  of gender based violence.

The training took 3 days after which they elected their representative committee on each Sector. This will facilitate AKWOS to keep following their situation and provide them with all possible support.   

We encouraged them to join sports for self-confidence and hope for the future by interacting with different categories of people.

Practically, AKWOS will advocate for these women for their empowerment. for example:

  • To go back to school and continue their studies
  • To do some income generating activities such as hair-style treatment, animal husbandry, and cultivation…
  • To create sports teams and get sports equipments
  • To get more trainings on various themes such as Gender-based Violence, Children rights and Women rights, Reproductive Health, Fighting HIV/AIDS, Coaching, Self-employment, etc.

AKWOS will work with the local leaders to find out how we can improve their daily life for their development and their country’s at large.

The local governor with AKWOS Representative
The local governor with AKWOS Representative
AKWOS Representative talking to participants
AKWOS Representative talking to participants
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Project Leader

Felicite Rwema

Founder, AKWOF
Kigali, Rwanda

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