The international guide to addressing

Gender-based violence

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"Genocide left women survivors traumatized and with no more value for life. In 1997, we ladies decided to rub off history and took initiative to encourage women football for unity & reconciliation."
  - Felicite Rwemarika, Founder of AKWOS

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Organisational Profiles

AKWOS – Association of Kigali Women in Sports – (Rwanda)

The founder of AKWOS, Felicite Rwemalika, saw football as a powerful instrument to re-engage girls and women and empower them.

Taller de Vida – (Colombia)

Taller de Vida’s objective is to provide Colombian women and children with the support they need to resist exploitation and create alternatives to the on-going violence in Colombia.

Project Air – (Rwanda)

Project Air is a not-for-profit organisation that has implemented a unique programme to help allay some of the trauma and mental health issues left in the wake of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

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