On Friday, May 13th 2016, two distinctly separate events but with common strands connecting them took place in diametrically opposite sides of the globe.
A recent nutrition survey has found that rates of malnutrition have improved significantly in all six of the refugee camps in Rwanda, in part because of the World Food Programme’s intensive work to treat and prevent undernutrition among mothers and young children.
Lemigo Hotel in Kigali was the venue of a two-day training workshop convened to provide technical support for enhancing cooperation between Central African States and International Human Rights Conventional Mechanisms.
Female hawkers in Kigali can breathe a sigh of relief and go about the business of building a better life for themselves and thier children as the Safe Mini-Market for Women is now operational, providing a safe haven for women that were street vendors who experienced many different kinds of challenges such as violence, sexual abuse and theft.
Highlights of the visit to Rwanda by the United Nations Secreatary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, where he met with various diginitaries including His Excellency President Paul Kagame. High on the agenda was the escalating situation in South Sudan.
Prior to the 27th African Union Summit, Ministers and experts of gender from different countries in Africa convened in Kigali for the African Union high level panel to discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Click through to read about Macumu Maurice, a 48 year old sculptor, who fled Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and sought refuge in Rwanda in 2003. Despite facing seemingly insurmountable odds, Maurice has managed to continue enjoying life and providing for his family through his one and only passion: sculpting.