Aimable Twahirwa is an award-winning journalist and editor based in Kigali, Rwanda. A journalist for almost 20 years, he has been covering various society and development related issues in Rwanda, the Great Lakes and the East African region and he has published in-depth stories for local, regional and international media organizations.

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Sisters work to heal families wounded by domestic violence, especially during COVID-19 lockdowns

The combination of economic and social stresses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as restrictions on movement, have severely increased the number of women and girls facing abuse in almost all countries. Sisters are counseling couples and advocating for change.

Rwandan rehabilitation center cares for children with mental illness

The St. Vincent de Paul Children Rehabilitation Center, run by the Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul of Lendelede, often treats children who have been abandoned by their parents because of their disabilities.