Rwandan Women Rising at SMU – February 19, 2018

Rwandan Women Rising: Lessons for Global Stability

A conversation with Swanee Hunt
Co-hosted by the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU
and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

Date & Time
Monday, February 19, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CT

Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Forum (Lower Level)
3140 Dyer Street
Dallas, TX 75205
Map and Directions


This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

When Rwandan women helped save their own country after the 1994 genocide,
they created a model for lasting peace and security for the rest of the world.

Rwanda today ranks highest in the world in terms of women parliamentarians (more than 60 percent); almost half the judges and president’s cabinet are female. In a merely two-decade span, Rwanda has forged progressive health, education, gender equity, and environmental policies along an extraordinary path that can serve as a model for the rest of the world.

Ambassador Hunt’s newest book, Rwandan Women Rising (Duke University Press), is based on interviews with more than 90 women (and men) who were key to rebuilding their country after the apocalyptic 100 days in 1994.

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