Felicite Rwemarika

Ashoka Fellow
Rwanda
Fellow Since 2012

Citation

This profile was prepared when Felicite Rwemarika was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
Introduction
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.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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