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Trailblazers: Women in Rwanda Rise as Leaders in Male-Dominated Professions

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A member of the Amahoro fish farming cooperative holds up a fish she has caught. Image by Cammie Behnke. Rwanda, 2018.
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The Rwandan Civil War and 1994 genocide resulted in close to 800,000 deaths and crippled the country...

A young member of the Amahoro fish farming cooperative holds up one of the several fish the women catch each day. Image by Camille Behnke. Rwanda, 2019.
A young member of the Amahoro fish farming cooperative holds up one of the several fish the women catch each day. Image by Camille Behnke. Rwanda, 2019.

Once living under a strict patriarchal society, Rwandan women are emerging as business leaders in male-dominated professions such as agriculture—defying the status quo of gender in a post-genocide era.

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