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Equality is a right not a favour – Kagame

By IGIHE
On 9 mars 2022 at 06:00

President Paul Kagame has joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022) and reminded the general public that equality is not a favour. The day approved by the United Nations in 1972 is marked on 8th March every year. In Rwanda, it was celebrated for the first time in 1975.

President Kagame has via his Twitter handle sent best wishes to women in Rwanda and beyond as they celebrated the IWD 2022 on 8th March.

“Today, we celebrate the resilience of Rwandan women who have been at the center of Rwanda’s transformation journey,” he tweeted on Tuesday.

From the beginning, the Head of State said, RPF has walked the talk by creating an environment that enabled women to take their rightful place.

“Gender equality has always been central to the politics of RPF. The progress we see in Rwanda today is the result of this commitment to inclusivity,” he noted.

Equality is a right not a favour. We must challenge ourselves to do even more and better to ensure that the next generations of our daughters and granddaughters inherit a nation where their aspirations have no limits,” Kagame added.

Rwanda has earned international reputation for its efforts to empower women and promote gender equality.

The success was a result of the country’s commitment to inclusivity, which among other things, saw the country giving women the floor in decision making positions.

For instance, women have 61 % and 50% representation respectively in Rwanda’s parliament and cabinet.

President Kagame has via his Twitter handle sent best wishes to women.

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