Hey folks, here is a piece I did for Women’s eNews in a three-part series on Rwandan repatriation, 15 years after the genocide. You can link to the article here, or read it below… this article was pretty challenging, but I am happy with how it came out. Wish I had the capability right now to travel to Rwanda and visit some of the repatriated refugees. But I am doing the best that I can from Uganda.
KAMPALA, Uganda (WOMENSENEWS)–Rwanda’s post-conflict recovery has a number of impressive signposts.
One is the economy, which grew at an annual rate of about 11 percent last year, according to the country’s national bank.
Another is the political empowerment of its women. In 2008, Rwanda elected the world’s first majority-female parliament and today a woman leads the country’s Supreme Court. One third of the cabinet of President Paul Kagame is female.