Having emerged from the 1994 genocide and its devastating effects, Rwanda has since moved on as a progressive postconflict country with notable development initiatives that have played a leading role in eacebuilding and reconciliation. The country however remains stalked by threats of conflict by the rebel Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) composed of militia and elements of the former regime’s Forces Armee Rwaindais (ex-FAR) operating from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since the end of the genocide to date the FDLR continue to be a source of insecurity, not only in Rwanda, but in the Great Lakes Region of Africa as well.

WOMEN COUNT Security Council Resolution 1325: Civil Society Monitoring Report 2012