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Once Vulnerable, Genocide Survivor Aims to Empower Rwandan Women

This report originated in VOA’s Central Africa Service. KIGALI, RWANDA — Safi Mukundwa knows what it means to be young, fearful and desperate. Mukundwa was just 8 years old when she hid among bloodied bodies, emerging as the only one in her family to survive the 1994 genocide that swept through Rwanda, including her Western Province hometown of Kibuye. She remembers the man who killed her mother and brother. “He was the one who cut my legs with a machete,” says Mukundwa, whose...

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