The 2013 World Bank country report shows that young women in Rwanda are at the core of the sharp drop in fertility. Women under 25 experienced the strongest decline in fertility between 2005 and 2010, driven by an increase in educational attainment. The report also shows that women increasingly took up non-farm economic activities, which has also been associated with the drop in fertility. Whilst the current focus on women and girls is laudable, it is also important to extend the empowerment to addressing the existing pressures and burdens of responsibility in women's everyday lives that limit their potential.
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