One disease which is still the subject of a lot of misconceptions is candidiasis, better known as candida. Affecting mainly women, it is a fungal infection that often manifests itself in the genital area where it causes itching, swelling and even bad odor.
It is a little known fact that gout, commonly considered as a condition that affects men, can also occur in women.
A few years back, while I was still a young beauty, it was almost unheard of for me to walk for more than 100 meters without getting piercing stares from boys around my neighborhood or that irritating whistle from male passers by.
The disparity between the situation in the public and formal private sector when it comes to the duration and benefits received during maternity leave has been a cause for debate and complaint from women who work in the private sector.
It is always said that perseverance and hard work produce good results. That has also been Claudine Nyirangirente’s belief, and though from time to time she had doubt, she is happy she stuck to it, because now her life is an illustration of a dream come true.
There are many stereotypes about women, and most of them are not exactly flattering. One such belief, held especially by men, is that women are bad drivers.
About seven out of every 10 Rwandans now have access to financial services—a remarkable gain but still falls short of the government target of 80% by 2017.
Female welder burns down prejudices
Traditionally, there are many things Rwandan society believes are okay when done by men, but frowned upon if it’s a woman that is involved. More often than not, such beliefs would tend to be reflected in the laws of the land.
Not everyone has the chance to do a job she is talented for, passionate about and be able to make a living out of it. This is exactly the case for Claudine Uwingabire, 29, an artist who creates beautiful jewelry and home equipment such as curtains using ordinary paper.