Pro-Femmes Twese Hamwe

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Pro-Femmes Twese Hamwe is a national women's organisation in Rwanda founded in 1992[1] that is recognised internationally for its contributions to rebuilding society after the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Since 1994, the organisation has grown to include 58 member associations.[2]

The organisation received the 1996 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence "for their outstanding contributions in rehabilitating families and communities devastated by mass violence, through their activities fostering a climate of peace based on tolerance and non-violence."[3] They received the inaugural Gruber Prize for Women’s Rights in 2003.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Overview of Pro-Femmes Twese Hamwe". Profemme Twese Hamwe. 
  2. ^ Insight on Conflict
  3. ^ "UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence (2009)" (PDF). UNESCO. 2009. 
  4. ^ Frank Kanyesigye (2 March 2013). "Rwanda: First Lady Pays Tribute to Profemme". The New Times. 
  5. ^ "2003 Women's Rights Prize". The Gruber Foundation. 

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