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22 Years After the Rwandan Genocide

To The Market | Posted 04.07.2017 | Impact
To The Market

Genocide survivors make home goods for global sales--a sign of healing in Rwanda. Women producing baskets, handbags, and jewelry in the small, central African nation of Rwanda comprise TO THE MARKET's artisan network.

Dancing in the Storm: Leveling the Digital Gender Divide One Woman at a Time

Karen Sherman | Posted 10.30.2016 | Impact
Karen Sherman

Less than half of the world's population can get online. And women are connecting more slowly than men, with an estimated 200 million fewer women than men online in 2014. This digital gender divide isn't just unfair; it's fundamentally detrimental for women.

The Last Time The World Looked The Other Way

Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes

It is heartbreaking for those of us who live, work, and invest in the region to contemplate that history may repeat itself.

Remembering the Genocide in Rwanda and Empowering Women for its Future

Rosine Urujeni | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Rosine Urujeni

Most of our 800 artisan partners have not finished primary school. For many, Indego Africa's education programs are the only real learning opportunities they have ever had or will ever have in their lifetimes.

Is African Soccer the NBA's New Breeding Ground?

Ange Kagame | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Ange Kagame

If legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon can become one of the world's best NBA Players, and Luol Deng an all-star, then imagine the potential that would exist if basketball was just as much a part of African culture as soccer is.

My Love Story in Rwanda

Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes

I moved to Rwanda from the United States when I was 21. I didn't have any job plans, or a single friend in the country.

Let's Use Evidence-Based Interventions to Save the Lives of Children and Mothers

Agnès Binagwaho | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Agnès Binagwaho

Rwanda's success, while remarkable, is not a mystery. Investments were based on the evidence, tackling the biggest threats to child survival by increasing effective interventions such as vaccinations and breastfeeding rates.

Twenty Years After, Rwanda Remembers: A Tribute to My Country

Rosine Urujeni | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Rosine Urujeni

Forgiving doesn't mean loving or hugging the one who was once hunting you down and trying to exterminate your "people." It is, rather, learning how to live in peace with him again.

This Man Murdered Her Baby During Rwanda Genocide, And She Chose To Forgive Him

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact

Would you be able to befriend the person who killed your 9-month-old and severed one of your hands with a machete, leaving you for dead? Alice Mukarur...

How Rwandan Women Rebuilt Their Country 20 Years After Genocide

Women's eNews | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact

By Women's eNews Staff After the genocide two decades ago, Rwandan women, including the late Aloisea Inyumba, buried some 800,000 victims of massac...

Rwandan Women Bear the Heaviest Burden of our History

Jeannette Kagame | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
Jeannette Kagame

To the unsung heroines, I salute you for bearing, with such incredible grace and admirable strength, the burden of our horrific history.

Rwandan Women Bear the Heaviest Burden of our History

Jeannette Kagame | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
Jeannette Kagame

To the unsung heroines, I salute you for bearing, with such incredible grace and admirable strength, the burden of our horrific history.

A Cultural Cure for Post-Genocide Rwanda: Drumming and Ice Cream

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Corinna Clendenen

A long-standing tradition In Rwandan society prohibited women from touching the drums or even approaching the drummers. When asked why, men told her drums are too heavy for women to handle. To which she answered, 'Let's see how strong we are.'

Leaning in Rwandan Style

Liz Hamburg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Liz Hamburg

The women at these artisan cooperatives in Rwanda are literally "leaning in", leaning over, leaning forward, often with a baby strapped to their back, a heavy load of water or wood on their head and, thanks to Indego Africa, a purchase order in their hands in the afternoon.

Creating Global Opportunities -- Rwanda Partnership Trains Women for Hotel Jobs

Bill Marriott | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Bill Marriott

There's an old adage that says, "If you educate a woman, you educate a generation." That is what Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes, founder of the Akilah Institute for Women, is doing in Kigali, Rwanda.

Women and Leadership: Let's Continue the Conversation

Cecilia Attias | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Cecilia Attias

Women must have opportunities to pursue their dreams whether they live in Cape Town or Libreville, San Francisco or New York. We envisage -- and are working to help bring about -- a world where female leaders are no longer an exception, but a thoroughly unsurprising norm.

Buy, Hold, and Squeal: Of Pigs and Purpose

T.P. Allen | Posted 02.08.2012 | Fifty
T.P. Allen

To say I was off the beaten track in rural Rwanda, some 90 kilometers outside of Kigali, would merely state the obvious. I was going where no sane person would go on four wheels instead of two feet.

On the Road in Rwanda

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Marcia DeSanctis

Here in Karama, the Tubeho Association, which consists of 76 women and 34 men all afflicted with HIV, decided on honey as not only a logical high-return commodity indigenous to the fertile hills of Southeast Rwanda.

No More, No Less

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Snortland

The Year of the Woman in politics is thrilling and appalling in one fell swoop Yes, I'm excited that many women won their election bids on June 8. Ho...

Women as Peacemakers

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tabby Biddle

While I agree that women, like men, are competitive and have a strong warrior spirit, I do think there is a difference in how those characteristics get played out.

Not the Time to Declare Victory

Jean-Marie Guehenno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jean-Marie Guehenno

Policy making must not be based on wishful thinking. Congo has not yet reached a strategic turning point.

Looking to Rwanda for Lessons on Gender Equality

Andrea Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrea Friedman

Rwanda is primarily known as the site of a horrific genocide. It is now the first country to have a majority of women in the legislature at 56%, up from a high of 18% before the conflict.

How Women Will Change The World

ODE Magazine | Lisa Witter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This article was originally published in ODE Magazine. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda left the country in tatters, its future fraught with uncertainty. ...