Event: How Women Saved Rwanda

May 7, 2019 | admin

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – 6:00pm
The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Twenty-five years ago, the African nation of Rwanda was ripped apart by a genocide that left nearly a million dead. The untold story is that when the bloodshed ended, women not only buried the dead and cared for orphaned children, they drove a recovery that laid a foundation for their current political and economic power. Join our conversation with the visionary pioneers who carved out unlikely new roles for themselves, creating stability and reconciliation in genocide’s wake.

Amb. Swanee Hunt
Founder, Women and Public Policy Program and Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Marie Carine Boggis
Higher Education Advocate and Public Speaker
Yvonne Umugwaneza
Mental Health and Community Social Work Advocate
Providence Nkurunziza
Counselor for Orphans and Widows Affected by HIV
Dydine Umunyana
Author, “Embracing Survival”

Welcoming Remarks by:
Samantha Lakin
Ph.D. Candidate, Clark University and Fulbright Scholar, Rwanda

Co-Sponsors: The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Women and Public Policy Program, Center for Public Leadership