Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2012
    This description of Felicite Rwemarika's work was prepared when Felicite Rwemarika was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
    In a country where patriarchy and genocide have historically marginalized women, Felicite Rwemarika is using female participation in football to build self-confidence and social support among poor rural women in Rwandan society; enabling them to improve their lives and further the development of their communities. Felicite is leveraging the structure of teams and tournaments to facilitate women’s educational and economic empowerment.
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