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    First Lady Jeannette Kagame’s Awards

    July 2019

    Award by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts during the 12th Africa Regional Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides held in Nyamata, Bugesera District for her tireless efforts in championing the empowerment of the girl child in Rwanda.

    December 2018
    Special Ambassador for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, as appointed by UNAIDS, in Kigali, Rwanda, for the First Lady’s unwavering commitment to uplifting the lives of adolescents, via HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, along with youth empowerment.

    September 2018
    The African Women of Excellence Award, received at the Women of Excellence Awards Gala Dinner in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards are an initiative of the African Union Commission and the African Diaspora Forum, which recognizes Women of Africa and African descent, for their contributions to success in the struggle for freedom, development, and peace; and independence in political, social and economic spheres throughout the world.

    November 2017
    African Woman Personality of the Year and African Heroine Award, given by the Dutch-based The Voice Magazine, for her active, relentless and passionate devotion to uplifting the lives of vulnerable people in Rwanda.

    May 2016
    Team Heart Humanitarian Award, given in Boston (USA) at the fundraiser for the first Rwandan cardiac care center, in recognition for her work and dedication to impacting marginalized communities.

    March 2016
    Award for Fighting Gender-Based Violence and promoting Women Empowerment, given at the 5th Kigali International Conference Declaration (KICD) General Assembly, held in Algiers (Algeria), in recognition for her initiated range One Stop Centre, to holistically prevent and respond to GBV.

    May 2013
    Outstanding Global Leader award in recognition of her contribution to promoting the rights of women and girls by Women Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE), a global movement conference and community for women, in Cape Town, South Africa.

    April 2010
    Honorary Doctorate, Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa presented at Oklahoma Christian University for her significant contribution to the worldwide fight against HIV/AIDS and poverty.

    August 2009
    Award presented in recognition of her role in promoting Girls’ Education, presented by the congregation “Les SoeursAuxiliatrices” at Ecole Notre Dame de Karubanda, Huye district.

    June 2009
    UNICEF Children’s Champions Award, presented to H.E. President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame by the U.S Fund for UNICEF in Boston, in recognition of their efforts at improving the lives of children in Rwanda.

    December 2008
    Malayika Murinzi Award presented in Kigali by 1,000 children under the Imbuto Foundation’s Scholarships Programme, in recognition of her role as a ‘guardian angel,’ the English translation of MalayikaMurinzi.

    June 2007
    CISCO Corporate Social Affairs Award presented in Kigali, Rwanda, in recognition of her outstanding efforts to empower Rwandan women.

    January 2007
    John Thompson ‘Legacy of a Dream’ Award on Martin Luther King Day, in recognition of the groundbreaking “Treat Every Child as your Own” African First Ladies’ Campaign, at the Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts in Washington D.C.

    March 2003
    International AIDS Trust Award presented in Washington D.C by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, in recognition of her innovative efforts in turning around the HIV pandemic.

    December 2001
    UNAIDS Award presented in Geneva, UNAIDS headquarters, in recognition of her untiring efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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