Rwandan women make progress in gender equality

22 March 2012

Eighteen years after Rwanda suffered from a genocide that killed hundreds of thousands of people, the country is making steady progress in its efforts to achieve equality between men and women.

That’s the assessment of Professor Shirley Rendell, the Director of the Centre for Gender, Culture and Development at the Kigali Institute of Education.

She says the government in the tiny country in east-central Africa has good policies to encourage and enable women to play leadership roles.

Professor Rendell told Derrick Mbatha that, in fact, more than half the members of parliament in Rwanda are women.

Duration: 4’32”


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