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Rwanda has done a lot in Promoting gender equality in Sport but still have some gaps/ Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi

The Right Hon. Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi while officially opening the three-day International Olympics Committee “Advancing Women in Leadership Forum for Africa and Asia” on this Wednesday August 9th 2017 said that “Rwanda has done a lot in Promoting gender equality in Sport but still have some gaps”.

Addressing his remarks to the participants to this forum, he mentioned that the number of women in the Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee has reached the 42% while this number is still low when it comes to National Sports Federations numbering only 16%.

“Despite all efforts made to increase the number of women in sports governing boards, we still have a small number” the Premier said. Women especially in Africa and Asia do not deserve this poor treatment. They are great and the world has changed, women and men have to be treated equally in all domains all the time”. The Premier urged all participants to this forum to advise African government, civil societies and on how to better advance women in leadership and Sports and participation.

Participants to this forum were wished a pleasant stay by the Hon. Minister of Sports and Culture Hon. Julienne Uwacu.

Rwanda was chosen by the IOC for it achievements and because of H.E the President of the Republic’s HeForShe Champion status. The forum is expected to be attended by over 250 representatives of NOC from across Africa and Asia as well as from International Sports bodies and Local National Sports Federations.

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