Who will win 2019 Rwanda Women Courage Award?


The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda has announced that nominations for 2019 Rwanda Women Courage Award are being accepted.

This annual award recognises women from around the country who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment in Rwanda.

The Woman of Courage Award honours women who are making history in Rwanda through their work to better their societies, to fight discrimination or strife, and to help resolve conflicts.

Eligible candidates are women working in the political, human rights, economic, social, judicial, health, educational, press/media, peace and national reconciliation, and scientific and technological arenas.

To nominate your candidate, please complete the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17P7dk7QyGqtrrt9YaX1B0R9fUgB5k873RVr_9vHXQgw/edit

It is expected nominees will be recognized at a special ceremony during Women’s History Month.

The first U.S. Embassy Rwanda Woman of Courage Award was launched in 2015.


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