Sheiran, 32 (left) and Kabira, 38 (right) are sisters both originally from Afrin (Rojava, Syria). Sheiran fled Afrin in Dec 2012 and Kabira came 8 months after. They both now live in sheltered accommodation in Mamwaza and regularly attend the trainings.

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Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme participants in Rwanda. Photo: Serrah Galos
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