30 Oct
  • By Roisin Healy
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Fair trade #MoveHerForward

What is Fair trade:?  “About better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.” “Fair trade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.” […]

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30 Sep
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3 ways YOU can get involved in tackling poverty.

#SmallActions #BIGImpacts  There are many ways to get involved in creating positive social and economical change.  However, you might not have the spare time or may even be confused in how best to invest your time into a worth while cause. Well, we have a solution for you. If you care about female empowerment, gender […]

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12 Sep
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#OneBasket

The will to make a change #OneBasket at a time. Join the cause! Support BeautyofRwanda The Material: The Rwandan women use Sisal Plant (scientific name, Agave Sisalana) It’s main properties include that of fleshy green leaves that grow best in dry or hot climates all year round. A hard fibre can be extracted from these […]

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02 Aug
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The ‘invisible’ Wounds of Genocide

1994. 100 days. 800,000 innocent civilians slaughtered. These are the well-known and gruesome facts of the Rwandan genocide with the horror of death visibly evident by the systematic murder of the Tutsi and moderate Hutu. Behind these scenes of death was the silent suffering, psychological torture and sexual abuse of rural Rwandan women. Rape tends to […]

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09 Jun
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Modern Tourism, Aid and Economic Empowerment

In the wake of the Rwandan Development Boards’ (RDB) controversial sponsorship deal with Arsenal Football club, light has been well and truly shone upon the western politicians ‘save Africa narrative.’ Many critique Rwandan officials and the deal because of the assumed usage of foreign aid as a means of financing this touristic agreement. Whilst the […]

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06 May
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The Art of Forgiveness

  Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, which saw the systematic murder of nearly 800,000 people in a ethnic-fuelled bloodbath between the Tutsi and Hutu, artist Pieter Hugo released his ‘Portraits of Reconciliation’ collection. The cliché “a picture is worth a thousand words” is realized through these once unimaginable series of tableaux- perpetrator and survivor, side […]

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28 Apr
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#KWIBUKA24

  Deep in east-central Africa lies Rwanda, a country left devastated by the ethnic conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu which claimed the lives of nearly 800,000 Rwandans through systematic genocide in 1994. The country, starting on April 7th, commemorate this tragic loss of life through a 100-day mourning period known as Kwibuka – a process […]

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25 Jan
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Rwanda: The Special One

Rwanda is a country of many contradictions. Often referred to as “the land of a thousand hills”, a paradise on earth best known for its lush forests, incredible natural diversity and temperate climate that is ideal for tea growers. However, we all know Rwanda became known for something else in 1994. The genocide that killed […]

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25 Apr
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Rising From Ashes (Part 2)

Before colonialism, Rwanda was a ‘developed state’. Its citizens lived in harmony. ‘When the first Europeans arrived a century ago, they found a true nation: the Banyarwanda people. The Banyarwanda were divided into three groups: Hutu, Tutsi and Twa. The three shared the same language, the same customs, the same political institutions, and the same […]

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20 Mar
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Rising From Ashes (Part 1)

Rwanda gained international prominence during the 1994 genocide, where close to one million Tutsi and politically moderate Hutu were killed in the span of 100 days. Since the end of the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda has seen an increase of women participating in different sectors of leadership in the country. Women in […]

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