Project #2016

Sports to Empower Women & Girls in Rwanda

by Association of Kigali Women in Sports
Feb 4, 2010

Coach the Coach' Women Course & Sport for promoting girls’ legal rights

Trainees on football coaching pose for a group photo
Trainees on football coaching pose for a group photo

AKWOS organized a sport tournament themed: “promoting young girls’ legal rights through sports”. The tournament brought together young girls footballers in football competitions and the disabled girls and women in seat ball competitions. Prior to this, a basic football coaching course for 35 female coaches in Rwanda took place as part of women empowerment through sport for social change project. Basing on achievements so far made, we are strongly of the view that sports is the most successful tool for women empowerment for social change, by enhancing health and well being, fostering self esteem and empowerment, facilitating social integration and inclusion, challenging gender norms and providing opportunities for leadership and achievement. We are humbly calling up on different donors, to support us, so as to make our project successful. We also need your opinions, suggestions and comments on how we can work together to attract wider support, and by so doing, we will be contributing to women empowerment. We take this opportunity to thank all our supporters and partners, while requesting their continued support and partnership.

The E.Director/AKWOS shakes hands with one of the teams
The E.Director/AKWOS shakes hands with one of the teams
When a child girl plays, the world wins
When a child girl plays, the world wins

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Association of Kigali Women in Sports

Location: Kigali - Rwanda
Website: http:/​/​
Association of Kigali Women in Sports
Project Leader:
Felicite Rwema
Founder, AKWOF
Kigali, Rwanda

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