Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The role of women in Rwandan politics

The Rwanda Project of the Hunt Alternatives Fund has some interesting literature on its work in that country. The project particularly focuses on enabling females to more fully participate in society. It notes that since the 1994 genocide, Rwandan women have made remarkable contributions to rebuild their society. They also made unprecedented political gains, achieving near parity in the legislature's lower chamber.

It notes that female parliamentarians in the country have drafted the only substantive bill to emerge from the legislative rather than the executive branch, a far-reaching law to combat gender-based violence; spearheaded efforts to eliminate discrimination and enhance human rights protections; and fostered cross-party and male-female collaboration through the Forum of Rwandan Women Parliamentarians and by involving men in efforts to craft legislation.

The website includes reports on women's involvement in defending the rights of children, promoting anti-domestic violence legislation and supporting female participation in local politics.

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At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Xili said...

you should add a feed to your blog or maybe it's just that I'm too dumb to find it? haha just an advice to follow your posts better.

take care

 
At 5:21 PM, Blogger Brian said...

Yea, there's RSS available on this blog.

 

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