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Title:Human Security and Reconstruction Efforts in Rwanda: Impact on the Lives of Women
Author:Gervais, Myriam
Periodical:Development in Practice
Geographic term:Rwanda
Subjects:national security
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Ethnic and Race Relations
Law, Legal Issues, and Human Rights
Cultural Roles
Status of Women
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0961452032000166474
Abstract:This paper evaluates the pertinence of interventions sponsored by aid agencies that seek to meet the security needs of women in post-reconstruction Rwanda. Personal security, economic security, and sociopolitical security are used as the main methodological reference marks and indicators. Data were gathered during several visits to Rwanda in 2001 and 2002. The study reveals that efforts on the part of the NGOs studied have brought about positive impacts on the lives of women. However, findings also show that specific strategies aimed at increasing women's security would better benefit them if they were more consistently planned so as to take into consideration the ways in which issues of poverty, gender, and security intersect. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]