Thursday, May 29th, 2008
Yesterday I traveled up country to the town of Rurengera to observe the delivery of 11 goats to some widows who lost their husbands to violence. Rurengera is about 2 hours outside of Bujumbura towards the center of Burundi, beyond the city of Muramvya.
On the way, we stopped at Kibimba to give a lift to [...]
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Thursday, May 22nd, 2008
Today I traveled to the health clinic run by the Friends Women’s Association that I will be working with to raise funds. The clinic is run by women, and is located in Kamenge, a poor district a few kilometers outside Bujumbura.
The clinic started in 2003 in a house in another location, while the current building [...]
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
Just as women in the United States in WWII stepped up to fill roles that had until then been denied them, women in Rwanda took on new roles in the wake of social changes brought about by the 1994 genocide. Women adopted expanding roles in government, first in the transitional government and then in [...]