Rwanda’s Presidency has revealed via Twitter handle that Kagame met with Graça Machel on Monday 24th October 2022.
She has come to Rwanda to attend a two-day African Philanthropy Forum (APF) Conference taking place in Kigali.
Graça Machel,77, is the Founder of Graça Machel Trust and the Foundation for Community Development.
She is the only woman in modern history to have served as First Lady of two countries; South Africa and Mozambique.
Graça Machel is one of the world’s leading advocates for women’s and children’s rights and has been a social justice and political activist for many decades.
She established the Graça Machel Trust in 2010 as a Pan-African advocacy organisation focused on child health and nutrition, education, women’s economic and financial empowerment, leadership and good governance.
Over the past years, the Trust has worked to “Multiply the Faces and Amplify the Voices” of African women and children.
Through collaboration with partners, at all levels, the organization has helped promote and strengthen women and children’s networks to drive social and economic change.
The Graça Machel Trust acts as a catalyst, working across the continent to advocate for the protection of children’s rights and dignity, and amplify women’s movements by harnessing and promoting their contributions to the economic, social and political development of Africa.
It works with global, regional and local partners who are passionate about creating profound change in the issues of focus.