ERIC Number: ED420410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
No Home without Foundation (Nta Nzu Itagira Inkigi): A Portrait of Child-Headed Households in Rwanda.
Cohen, Craig; Hendler, Noah
The genocide in Rwanda has resulted in that country having many child-headed households. This unusual phenomenon has set Rwanda apart from its neighboring countries. This book of photographic portraits and stories of Rwandan children and adolescents in families living without adult support or supervision conveys the complexity and diversity of their situations and their determination to remain together as siblings. The book is designed to use photography and writing to influence public policy affecting the lives of those living in marginalized communities. The book's introduction presents the purpose of this project as documenting the current situation of parentless children in Rwanda and their heroic efforts to rebuild the foundations of their families. A series of photographic and narrative portraits follows, describing how the children lost their parents, their views of family, their feelings of responsibility for siblings, and their efforts to support their families. (KB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Rwanda