Women’s Football for Unity, Rwanda

by Association of Kigali Women in Sports


The project will make girls' football strong in Kigali City and Rwanda. The project will demonstrate the positive impact of gender in sport for social change.

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AKWOF promotes girls and women’s rights and self-confidence through sport, especially football. We assist Rwandan women to have a forum for integration and reconciliation. We use sport to promote awareness among Rwandan women about the dangers of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic and provide a meeting point between the elite and uneducated women for exchange of ideas


AKWOF will train female trainers, coaches, referees and match commissioners. We will create the Women Soccer Federation and a professional women’s Football Team.

Long-Term Impact

This project will make women’s football a catalyst for unity and reconciliation while creating a viable economic activity, thereby reducing poverty amongst women. We will show the impact of sport and social change.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information

Association of Kigali Women in Sports

Location: Kigali - Rwanda
Website: http:/​/​www.akwos.org
Association of Kigali Women in Sports
Felicite Rwema
Project Leader:
Felicite Rwema
Founder, AKWOF
Kigali, Kigali Rwanda
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Thanks to 38 donors like you, a total of $105,140 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!

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