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Inclusive Governance

Kagame's leadership has emphasized inclusive governance, striving to ensure representation and participation of various ethnic and social groups in decision-making processes.

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Promotion of National Identity

Under the leadership of Kagame, the government has instilled a sense of national identity and pride among Rwandans, emphasizing shared values, culture, and history. The government of Rwanda has implemented policies and programs to instill a sense of national identity and pride among Rwandans. The government has emphasized shared values, culture, and history to promote a unified Rwandan identity. The government has also taken a strong-armed approach to promoting a new national identity, where all citizens are equal before the law and enjoy the same rights. The government has promoted the teaching of tolerance and national identity in schools. However, the impact of these efforts on society is not clear. While Rwanda is one of the few countries in East Africa that does not criminalize consensual same-sex relations, negative attitudes towards the LGBT community persist. The government has also been criticized for stifling dissenting and critical voices and targeting those perceived as a threat to the government. Political space in Rwanda remains closed, and opposition parties face administrative obstacles to registration and political pressure to toe the government line. The lack of Rwandan identity was catastrophic before the genocide against the Tutsi, and the government has resolved to never again return to the politics of divisionism and the policies of racialization and marginalization. Citations: https://freedomhouse.org/country/rwanda/freedom-world/2022 https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2022/country-chapters/rwanda https://humanrights.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/publications/qt7wj935qb.pdf https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2023/country-chapters/rwanda https://www.fairplanet.org/story/rwanda-set-for-a-historic-first-pride-event/ https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000133051 https://www.jstor.org/stable/45054744 https://theconversation.com/rwanda-lgbt-rights-are-protected-on-paper-but-discrimination-and-homophobia-persist-182949 https://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/HRC/Rwanda_resource_book_for_teachers_version_10._rwandan_history_book.pdf https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/rwanda-builds-new-national-identity-25-years-after-genocide https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2016/04/committee-elimination-racial-discrimination-examines-report-rwanda http://www.columbia.edu/~aw2951/PowerPride.pdf https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/92985/117299/F-1037879932/RWA-92985.pdf https://www.state.gov/reports/2022-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/rwanda/ https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-political-science/article/ethnicity-national-identity-and-the-state-evidence-from-subsaharan-africa/D3C661B7F0A24561EC9D4398DB5CA405 https://academic.oup.com/afraf/article/121/485/535/6722640 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07393148.2022.2079319 https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/whp-1750/xcabef9ed3fc7da7b:unit-9-globalization/xcabef9ed3fc7da7b:9-4-identity-in-an-age-of-intense-globalization/a/read-transnationalism-and-the-revival-of-nationalism-beta https://irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/country-information/rir/Pages/index.aspx?doc=458416&pls=1

Unity

National Healing and Reconciliation

Kagame's government has continued efforts to heal the wounds of the past, particularly in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. Programs and initiatives have been implemented to foster forgiveness, understanding, and unity among Rwandans.

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