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Girl Power! More Women Than Men Rule in Rwanda

Rwanda is the first country where women outnumber men in parliament. Following horrific genocide in 1994, Rwanda adopted a new constitution. Among other things, it guarantees 30 percent female representation in parliament.

Thus, even before the latest election of 44 women to fill 80 seats, Rwanda held the world's record for most women to men in parliament. But now, that rate has risen from 48 percent to 55 percent. In honor of the election, test how much you know about the landlocked African country.

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Girl Power! More Women Than Men Rule in Rwanda

True or False: Rwanda reserves seats in parliament for youth representatives?

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siguros siguros 8 years
5/5
siguros siguros 8 years
5/5
lindoksu lindoksu 8 years
Wow this brings the blight of Rwanda smack up against my brain.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Guess I need to study up on Rwanda :(
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
I guessed the whole way through so I only got 2 right, but I like that it gives the right answers so I can learn new things. :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i definitely don't know as much about rowanda as i should but i definitely think that there's a lot of interesting changes going on there. i hope that the country is able to grow and evolve so that the quality of life gets to be a lot better.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
Maybe I'm misinterpreting what I just read, but isn't it a little subjective to say that Rwanda promotes "girl power" (as the post's title states) when its constitution mandates that a certain percentage of women have to be in the government? I don't think it's a good or bad thing either way, but I think it's kind of a half-truth, if you will.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
Maybe I'm misinterpreting what I just read, but isn't it a little subjective to say that Rwanda promotes "girl power" (as the post's title states) when its constitution mandates that a certain percentage of women have to be in the government? I don't think it's a good or bad thing either way, but I think it's kind of a half-truth, if you will.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
By a minute! NO FAIR! LMAO I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed it though.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Mykie I beat you to it ;)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Mykie I beat you to it ;)
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Nothing really to say about this, but in the picture, the woman standing with the little girl's fly is down! OOPS! X-Y-Z!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I know this is completely besides the point, but someone should've told this woman her barn door was open prior to taking the photo. Let's just focus on the really cute child...:)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I know this is completely besides the point, but someone should've told this woman her barn door was open prior to taking the photo. Let's just focus on the really cute child...:)
stephley stephley 8 years
Nelson Mandela says peace negotiations should always include women because they're more likely to think in terms of the needs of the next generation and not about their own position in the community. Now we'll see what happens when it's taken the next step.
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
wow. I kno nothing! :(
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
wow. I kno nothing! :(
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