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When Rwandan Mothers Work in DRC, Small Children Wait Alone at Border

Region: Rwanda

Topics: EducationHuman RightsPolitics

Rwandan children of all ages are left alone each day near the border crossing with Democratic Republic of Congo as their mothers peddle food and other goods there. The women say they have no other way to earn money, even though their work forces their children to fend for themselves during the day.

This article refers to a March 26th speech by Paul Kagame. The speech has been intentionally paraphrased, rather than quoted, to comply with Rwandan law that forbids the president's words to be used out of context.

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Rwanda Pushes to Move Children, Youth from Orphanages to Foster Family Homes

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

A Rwandan government initiative, which aims to close orphanages and move children into foster family homes, came after growing evidence showed that children in these institutions are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Many Rwandans have embraced the children, who are now thriving in their new homes.

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Rwandan Women See Smuggling Illegal Plastic Bags As Path to Greater Income, Despite Risk of Arrest

Region: Rwanda

Topics: BusinessEnvironmentHuman RightsPolitics

Rwanda has earned honors and become a cleaner country as a result of its work in environmental conservation, such as its ban on plastic bags since 2004. But many of its residents say they still need the bags, and some women have stepped into the breach to smuggle the bags in from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Their financial reward is offset by the risk of arrest, confiscation and beatings.

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In Rwanda, New Idealization of Thinness Coincides With Rise in Eating Disorders, Educators Say

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

In a nation that once honored rounder women, girls are starving themselves to meet a Western standard of beauty.

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Rwandan Officials Investigate Reported Rise in Teen Pregnancy, Peg Free Education as Culprit and Solution

Region: Rwanda

Topics: EducationHuman RightsReproductive Rights

Rwanda’s Gender Monitoring Office is investigating reports by school administrators of a rise in pregnancies among their students, causing them to drop out.

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Rwandan Women Trade Rural Poverty for Urban Poverty

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: Human Rights

Rwanda has a projected urban migration rate of 4.5 percent for between 2010 and 2015, according to the United Nations.

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Teenage Entrepreneur Bucks Trend Toward Domestic Work in Rwanda to Stay in School

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: BusinessCultureHuman Rights

A 16-year-old girl has become a national role model by staying in school in her village and contributing to her family with a local job.

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Rwanda Trains Mediators to Break Silence on Gender-Based Violence

Region: AfricaRwanda

Topics: EducationHealthHuman Rights

Government initiatives are driving a cultural shift away from accepting gender-based violence against women.

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Religion, Confusion on Rwanda’s New Abortion Law Drive Debate

Region: Rwanda

Topics: HealthHuman RightsPoliticsReligion

A revised penal code decriminalizing abortion under certain circumstances has met opposition from the community.

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Sex Corruption Grows as Barrier to Employment for Women in Rwanda

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