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By Ehis Ayere The African woman is strong. The African woman is brave. The African woman is enterprising. The African woman is ambitious. The significant gradual transitioning of the continent from a repressively patriarchal society to a more equal and inclusive society demonstrates the resilience of the African woman. Indeed, over the last two weeks by highlighting some of the successes of women parliamentarians in Rwanda on this column, we have seen some of the ingenuous initiatives, policies and legal reforms, engendered by the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies with over 64% women representation which have bettered the lives and improved the status of Rwandan women, and relatively closed the gender gap in the country. This is the story of the African woman. Read: Gender and Politics: Celebrating the Achievements of Women in Parliament across Developing Countries Following the recent announcement of a renowned anti-Female Genital Mutilation activist, Dr. Isatou Touray,…