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    Rwanda is an example in terms of the transformation of the rights of women. But if you talk to almost any Africanist at the State Department or the World Bank, when you say the word Africa, they think women.
    — Swanee Hunt
    If we look at governments around the world, we see that the higher the women's percentage is in parliament, the more funding there is for education and for health care as compared to buying arms, for example.
    — Swanee Hunt
    I think the women in the political positions will push very, very hard to see that there are loans and banks for women in Rwanda.
    — Swanee Hunt
    tags: women  political 
     
    I'll tell you, when you have wounds that are as deep as were caused by the genocide, the first thing you do is try to create some way to pull the wound together. And it may be artificial until the skin grows back.
    — Swanee Hunt
    Women are less corruptible. There's plenty of research to show that they are less inclined to take bribes and they are more trustworthy. And so it's all the more important to have them in large percentages.
    — Swanee Hunt
    tags: women  research 
     
    As you're building a country, you have to be thinking about what works at the ground level. And women have their fingers on the pulse of the community. They know what is critical to have in the treaty to stop the war.
    — Swanee Hunt
    tags: work  women  community  war  thinking 
     
    I think that women often can connect at a heart to heart level.
    — Swanee Hunt
    tags: women  heart 
     
    I would like to see many times more dollars going into the education for girls. The World Bank has some wonderful statistics in terms of the importance of educating girls as a way of lifting whole societies out of poverty.
    — Swanee Hunt
    I can quote you lots of chapters in verse from the bible that are terrible for women. But you can use the bible to either liberate or subjugate women. And it's the same with the Koran.
    — Swanee Hunt
    tags: women  quotes  bible 
     
    One of the greatest mistakes the international community can make is to say, "Well, we will get other matters figured out and stabilized, and then we'll think about the women's rights, because that's really a grade-B kind of concern."
    — Swanee Hunt
    Women ten years ago were much more of the household property than is the case now. It's not to say that if you go backcountry you don't also find that. And there's a tremendous education campaign that is needed to apprise women of their rights.
    — Swanee Hunt
    The capacity to forgive is not just about Rwandan women. It is about a willingness of women all over the world to work across conflict lines, to say, "Yes, I'm a Serb. Or yes, I'm a Muslim. Or yes, I'm a Croat. But I'm also a mother."
    — Swanee Hunt
    tags: work  women  world  conflict 
     
    Full democracy requires the full participation of women. Your voices are vital. The word 'vital' means necessary for life. A democracy, to be fully alive, must include all its citizens.
    — Swanee Hunt
    tags: women  democracy 
     
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