Anne Gahongayire Oral History Content Summary (document)
About the Interviewee*
Anne Gahongayire (Rwanda) served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, Republic of Rwanda. From 1997 to 2002, she worked with the Ministry of Education where she was in charge of a girls' education program. During that time, she was also the coordinator of the Forum for African Women Educationalists - Rwanda Chapter. Prior to that, Gahongayire served as Director and later Commissioner of Women Affairs with the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF), responsible for coordinating and facilitating women empowerment programs including literacy campaigns, civic education, and social and economic projects for women. She served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer at Kigali Institute of Science and Technology. She is a former member of the National Scholarship Committee-Rwanda.
*This brief biography was recorded concurrently with the subject’s interview for the WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement.
About the WLP Oral History Project
The WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement preserves stories and lessons of women’s rights activists from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America who have left their mark on the struggle for women’s advancement. We have collected dozens of oral histories from 25 countries, and the project is ongoing. Since 2014, WLP has collaborated with the Sound Archive of the British Library to host the repository.