The homeland of my grandparents, a home of my mother and sisters,
a home for the loving first lady and most women parliamentarian in the world.
It is a home of the Guiness Reccord breaker as the best woman cricket biter.
A home for the hopeful young girls who are willing to take part in the country’s development as done by their elder sisters through taking advantages of the present outstanding leadership hence proceed to taking the strategic positions in the countries’ life corners ; that is my Home, my beloved Rwanda, a country of thousand hills.
Since the start of my primary school, the pretty young Isimbi always competed with me at being the the top of the class, eventually throughout my schooling i witnessed some girls and through my schooling I witnessed some girls doing far better than their fellow boys, and in the end of it all women employed me and lead me well. I always imagine of the colourful world and the shining future that is ruined if these youngsters continue to be denied opportunities to pursue studies or to fully exploit their potentials as done by some parents in favor of boys, I am certain that the extraordinary souls that chose to empower the young girls and women helped me realize how hardworking, outstanding and strong they can be once given equal opportunities.
Over 20 years, the country has taken the path of promoting and entrenching gender equality and put in place policies that give equal development opportunities for both girls and boys. As matter of fact, some laws and policies were revised including the famours inharitance law adopted in 2003.
Many efforts ingrained were driven by the visionary leadership of the president Paul Kagame with the loving heart of the first lady whose vision is a just Rwanda with all men and women sharing same rights and opportunities.
Furthermore, to reduce the gap observed in gender inequality entrenched for longtime, considerable mainstreaming measures have been adopted including the current active 30% women in decision making process, and about 64 % of women in the parliament, specialized schools and special consideration of women in national exams just to mention few.
As results, the recent national exam presented a high performance of girls compared to their brothers. Women are present in all countries development corners.
“Success precede work only in the Dictionary”, after the genocide perpetrated against the tutsi in Rwanda, the country was only known as a country whose children’s part was targeted and killed by their fellow Rwandans, a troubled country found in the heart of Africa with no hope and a doubtful future.
Despite whatever faced at that time, the recent global reports has these good news for Rwanda:
-The first country with high women parliamentarian
-The Doing business second best in Africa
-Kigali ( Capital city of Rwanda) is the cleanest in Africa
-The safest place to tour during the night
-The 1st effectively managed country in Africa just to mention few.
As 52% of Rwandan citizens are women, I believe they undoubtedly have contributed to the achievements and I share this belief with so many fellow men as so far 800000 men have signed a he for she petition supporting women’s development.
Let us preserve the dignity regained.
Currently,Rwandan women are celebrating the decorous treatment, however I am sure that there are countries where women are under oppression and have no hope for bright future. Let us not take this for granted, it is the ample time for giving back to the community, and the country at large. It is indeed now that we need to show the world that women are strong and are resources for success, and they deserve respect and dignity. “Everyone has a relationship with a woman” HE Paul Kagame.
A habit, if not stoped become a necessity, we have to keep this positive mentality for a safe environment for our mothers, sisters.
I am a HEforSHE, what about you?