Empower Program for Social Entrepreneurship

Rwandan Women's Rights Research Project - Aparna Polavarapu

Aparna Polavarapu


Major / fields of study:  Law and Development, Human Security, Development Economics

Tufts program & expected graduate year: Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (from The Fletcher School), expected May 2010

This summer I will be working on an independent research project, in collaboration with SEVOTA, in Rwanda.  I will be conducting qualitative and legal research to understand how Rwandan women’s rights to own and inherit land have been impacted by the implementation of land reforms since 2005, and whether and how women and men are treated differently under the new land system.