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All Posts Tagged With: "Rwanda"

Ladies First: Introduction

(July 22, 2004) Ten years after the bloody genocide that killed an estimated 800,000 people in just 100 days, Rwanda’s women are leading their country’s healing process and taking their society forward into a different future. They are playing a remarkable role in politics and are also emerging as prominent figures in the business sector.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

World Links: Rwandan Genocide Fugitive Arrested, Floods Kill 250 in India

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Oct 6th, 2009 | Comments

Crossing Heaven’s Border: Video: Refugee Escape Stories from Around the World

Every refugee has a story. Here are nine of them, from Iraq, Tibet, Burma, Cuba, Congo and Rwanda.

Jul 1st, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Obama in Iraq, Rwandans Mark 15th Anniversary of Genocide

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Apr 7th, 2009 | Comments

Anthony Gambino on the Crisis in Congo

Interview with Anthony W. Gambino author of a recent Council on Foreign Relations report, Congo: Securing Peace, Sustaining Progress, about the crisis in Congo.

Nov 12th, 2008 | Comments

Rwanda Elects World’s First Majority-Female Parliament

When you think of bastions of women’s rights, Eastern Africa does not immediately spring to mind. But this month Rwanda became the first country in the world to have a majority-female parliament.

Oct 28th, 2008 | Comments

Lesson Plans

These lesson plans and activities for middle and high school classes serve as a guide to exploring the themes of WIDE ANGLE films.

Oct 16th, 2008 | Comments

Ladies First: Handbook: Rwanda’s Challenges

Like many African nations, Rwanda is a former colony struggling to become an economically and politically stable nation. Its recent past is marred by the 1994 genocide, and while its people work hard at rebuilding their lives and their futures, the road ahead is far from easy.

Jul 22nd, 2008 | Comments

Ladies First: Map: Global Gender Balance

Rwanda has the highest percentage of women elected to a house of parliament. But how does the rest of the world stack up? Use this map to view statistics about the first and last place finishers within each region.

Jul 22nd, 2008 | Comments

Rwanda: A Nation Recovering and Rebuilding: Preparation

Educational resources for students and teachers.

Jul 22nd, 2008 | Comments

Ladies First: Interview: Ambassador Swanee Hunt

July 21, 2004: Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Director of the Women and Public Policy program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, discusses the role of women in rebuilding Rwanda with host Mishal Husain.

Jul 22nd, 2008 | Comments

Ladies First: Essay: Achieving Political Gender Balance

Ten years after a horrifying spiral into genocide, Rwanda is, in some ways, a model of feminist opportunity. Its new constitution mandates that women hold at least 30 percent of all positions in government and other decision-making positions.

Jul 22nd, 2008 | Comments

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Ladies First: Video: Full Episode

Ten years after the bloody genocide that killed an estimated 800,000, Rwanda’s women are playing a remarkable role in politics and in the business sector.

Jul 22nd, 2004 | Comments

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