Senior English major Meera Bhardwaj of Becker, Minn., traveled to Rwanda with Gerise Herndon, director of Nebraska Wesleyan’s Gender Studies Program. “We were there researching the positive change in women’s power and representation in government,” Bhardwaj said.
Bhardwaj presented her research, “Why God Still Sleeps in Rwanda: Women’s Power and Governmental Transformation,” at a conference in Florida.
“There are many misconceptions in the U.S. about the genocide in Rwanda,” Bhardwaj told The New Times, a Rwandan daily news source. “Coming here has enriched us with a better understanding of what happened, different from how it has been portrayed.”