This edition: 1)Rwanda: Rising from the Ashes; Sustainable Development in the Amazon; & Nepal: Violence Against Women
Original tape date: February 1, 2008.
RWANDA: RISING FROM THE ASHES
In 1994, Rwanda was home to one of the worst genocides ever witnessed. In a reign of terror lasting some one hundred days, an estimated 800,000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered at the hands of Hutu militias. More than a decade later, Rwanda is slowly recovering after so much bloodshed … village by village … city by city, stitching itself together again.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE AMAZON
Described as the "lungs of the Earth", the Amazon rainforest is seen as one the world’s most important ecological treasures. Despite its significance, the Amazon faces destruction at the hands of man. To save the rainforest, Brazil’s national government and local communities have teamed up to experiment with new techniques and strategies … one of which actually includes cutting down trees.
NEPAL: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
A ten-year-long civil war in Nepal left around 15,000 people dead and displaced over 100,000 others. Often women and children were targeted with many falling victim to assault and abuse. Although the conflict officially ended in late 2006, the violence against women continues.
Host: Daljit Dhaliwal