Who is the Rwandan Woman?


Africa and the Middle East, Why Women Count

rwandaparliament3Sula Karuhimbi and Godelieve Mukasarasi are two of the exceptional women leading efforts to rebuild Rwanda following the 1986 genocide. Eighty-seven year old traditional healer Sula shielded her Tutsi neighbours from the Hutu killing militias and is now testifying against the perpetrators at the International Criminal Tribunal. Godelieve, a social worker whose family was killed by the militias, is the founder of Sevota, which brings together women survivors traumatised by the conflict. With women now occupying 40 per cent of seats in the new parliament, Rwanda has the second largest percentage of women parliamentarians in the world, after Sweden.


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Who is the Rwandan Woman?