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How women have rebuilt Rwanda


Eighteen years on from the genocide, Rwanda is still trying its best to recover and rebuild.

Theopi Skarlatos reports on how women in the country have been at the forefront of the recovery. With so many men killed in the genocide, women made up 70% of the population and it fell to them to take on new business and political roles.

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