The Rwandan genocide left a deep and profound wound. It not only decimated the Rwandan people, it destroyed the nation's political and social structures.
In 1994, after the killing stopped, women made up 70 percent of the population.
They were needed to lead Rwanda's recovery. Rwandan women moved away from traditional roles and joined politics in unprecedented numbers.
Twenty years later, the Rwandan Parliament has more women than anywhere else in the world.