Women's Education in Rwanda




Hernandez, Cecilia

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In the last two decades, Rwandan women have continued to challenge the traditions of inequality and history of their once tragedy-stricken country. They have reached new heights in their involvement in government and political matters; however, the question still stands, “what type of socio-cultural barriers do Rwandan women experience during the pursuit of a post-secondary education?” This research will lead to a better understanding of women’s education in Rwanda, Africa by gathering information from existing statistics and literature. The methodology for this project involves the examination of primary and secondary sources that relate to the topic. There will be a strong focus on finding the cultural obstacles that young women experience as they transition into higher education or a post-secondary opportunity. In addition, the researcher will seek out information regarding educational initiatives that the country has implemented in the years after the genocide.



Rwanda, education, post-secondary, genocide, government