What sounds like a feminist utopia, is in Rwanda reality: Since 2008 women form the majority in the rwandan parliament - up to now a global novelty. 20 years after the genocide the country is considered as one of the most progressive countries of the African continent – quick economic growth, technological forerunner position, and a pulsating network of women-activists who in the fight for reconciliation and equal rights have created new spaces for women. Which influence does a politics dominated by women have on conflict resolution strategies? And how does the young generation of today handle the aftermaths of the genocide and the sexualized war crimes?
Our entrance to this world is through the work of Godelieve and Florida - community organisers and powerful forces. God Is Not Working on Sunday! reflects the women’s appeal to direct action at the individual and community levels. Humans cannot simply wait for other forces – godly or governmental – to provide a better future for them. We must do it for ourselves.
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