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Felicite Rwemalika

Kigali, Rwanda

Founder, Association of Kigali Women in Sports

"Women were hiding because of the experience of the genocide, but the women who came and played sport would use their experience and testify to other people that sport can give you self-confidence"

Empowerment of Women Through Sport

Felicite is the founder of AKWOS.  She tells her story of loving sport as a child and recognising the power of sport to heal and create safe spaces.  Later, in the wake of the genocide, she created AKWOS, in spite of strong cultural norms that women did not play sport, and made a space where women could heal and develop self-confidence through sport together.