Sports to Promote Women's Rights in Rwanda

by Association of Kigali Women in Sports
$36,735 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
This Project aims to use sport to empower Rwandan women and girls to create a strong forum of advocacy on women’s rights, HIV/AIDS prevention & management and issues of unity and reconciliation.


The project beneficiaries will mainly be girls and women including widows, disabled women, girl children heading families and women in associations of people living with HIV. These are groups of people that are vulnerable to violence and isolation due to their social status. The project will empower the beneficiaries to take a leading role in prevention and management of all the above mentioned issues for their own advancement and security as well as for the community as well.


We will increase women and girls knowledge of their health rights, in a forum which shows that sport is not just for competition and leisure but a discipline that requires effort and skills that enhance human rights and national development.

Long-Term Impact

This project will give awareness of health rights to 400 women and girls. Plus, we will train 30 coaches and referees who become trainers and can go back to their provinces and continue to make women aware of HIV/Aids prevention & management

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

Funded Project!

Thanks to 22 donors like you, a total of $36,735 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!

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