All female followers of my blog will LOVE this post. All who care about peace and justice will LOVE this post.

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What most of us know about Rwanda – other than the fact that it is a small country in central Africa – is that in 1994 there was an horrific genocide where hundreds of thousands of people were murdered in 100 days.

Few of us know that since then Rwanda has more women in its parliament – 56% – than any other country in world.  Or that Rwanda is a leading force in peacemaking, agriculture, healthcare, education and communications.  Or even that nowadays, Rwanda has a fibre-optic network connecting its cities to its remote areas.

After the genocide, 70% of the population of Rwanda was female and many laws that discriminated against women had to be changed.  Laws were passed to address the discrimination against women and jobs previously the preserve of men became open to women.  Women also began to take a role in the judicial system and this had very…

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  1. poeticjourney
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 01:41:02

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • granbee
      Jan 27, 2012 @ 01:48:58

      journey, you are most welcome. It is my pleasure to promote this good news about successful work for peace and justice for ALL peoples and for our planet. My own poetry Muse prods me daily to support, stimulate, and build connections to people everywhere for these very types of improvements.

  2. Caddo Veil
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 02:58:43

    Wow–what an amazing story of God’s power to redeem and restore and renew! And I DO love a story that high-lights how He lifts up women to positions of great influence–He has never viewed us as second-class, and that is uplifting and affirming any old day!! God bless you abundantly today, and always!

    • granbee
      Jan 27, 2012 @ 03:13:22

      Caddo, so please you were uplifted by this reblog. Watch out, I may be recruiting you next to help guide our struggling, critterly friends out of the sands and rocks and into green pastures on the sunny hilltops of our hopes and salvation!

  3. Eric Alagan
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 10:38:55

    All followers of peace and justice would love this post. I do 🙂

    • granbee
      Jan 28, 2012 @ 00:06:42

      Bless you, dear Eric. You can probably guess why I chose this post to reblog, It and the 3 others I combined in reblogging on this date will all play a strong role in my ongoing allegorical, adult fairytale poetry series. So pleased, more than I say adequately say here, that you follow peace and justice!

  4. Sue Dreamwalker
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 20:55:24

    Granbee the Feminine are returning in this the feminine cycle… Love Harmony and Peace will over come the Warlords of the Past Male cycle

    • granbee
      Jan 28, 2012 @ 00:08:40

      Yes, Sue, we spiritual Amazons will make the men glad to be washed in Love, Harmony, and Peace! Stay tuned for more to come as these four reblogs here on this date segue into the next portions of my ongoing allegorical adult fairytale series.

  5. willowdot21
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 22:38:22

    Amen!

  6. lscotthoughts
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 11:13:03

    Truly amazing, Rose, and I didn’t realize the percentage of women was that high..but extremely uplifting, considering what was endured in 1994~thanks again for opening our eyes to good prevailing over evil~

    • granbee
      Jan 30, 2012 @ 16:30:37

      Lauren, good can and does prevail of evil when we connect with others of all faiths around the world in peace and goodwill. Yes, these women are wonderfully inspiring to all of us. Let us step forth everyday in their same spirit!

  7. Vampire Weather
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 11:39:26

    What a touching clip of information! Thank you for sharing!

    • granbee
      Jan 30, 2012 @ 16:32:54

      Vw, so pleased you benefitted from this reblog from CreatingReciprocity. I encourage you to continue following this blog for many more examples of amazing innovations in healing and progressing in many surprising locations around the world. Let us join together and walk firmly into ever more light wherever life finds us.

  8. Fergiemoto
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 11:04:51

    They are survivors, and it’s admirable to see positive difference being made.

  9. Joyce de vivre
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 22:38:56

    Praise God for women like these! and for woman like you 🙂 Very inspiring 🙂

    • granbee
      Feb 16, 2012 @ 02:35:04

      Oh, WOW, Joyce–to put me in such worthy company as these courageous, brilliant women! I was so filled with admiration for what they do that I wanted to included it on my blog, especially to show why this type of action is needed and how it is undertaken by my critterfolk on their journey in my allegorical poetry series. You will find many sections of the series posted here in this blog. I began posting from the series in late November and will continue at least through the summer.

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