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Connecticut College

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Spring 2017

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Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding


This paper seeks to understand how the Batwa, Rwanda’s marginalized people, have been integrated into Rwanda’s current economic and political situation. It engages in the questions of whether or not the Batwa are economically distinct, how they have benefitted from government poverty alleviation programs, such as VUP, Girinka, Mituelles de Santé and Ubudehe. It also examines how the Batwa are politically represented and their inclusion in Ndi Umunyarwanda.


African Languages and Societies | African Studies | Economic Policy | Peace and Conflict Studies | Politics and Social Change | Race and Ethnicity | Social Policy



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