Seventy-five victims of domestic and sexual violence in Ruhango district have unequivocally decided to undertake the fight against gender and sexual violence.
The commitment was made recently during a capacity building meeting with police and local leaders in the district. The meeting was facilitated by Rwanda National Police in conjunction with the Catholic Church community in the district.
Announcing the commitment, Prisca Mukanyandwi said they don’t wish anyone to go through the agony they went through.
“We shall fight against gender and domestic violence of whichever sort and magnitude; we can’t allow people to continue suffering,” said Mukanyandwi.
She also thanked Rwanda National Police for its continued efforts towards preventing and fighting GBV cases.
“Besides our commitment to fighting GBV, we are also going to revamp our anti-crime club and contribute to crime prevention through enhanced information sharing,” Mukanyandwi added.
During the meeting, the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO) Inspector of Police (IP) Angelique Abijuru, commended the initiative and pledged RNP’s support to the clubs.
She said the police is proud of the initiative adding that the group knew better than anyone, the pain of gender and domestic violence.
In line with community policing, IP Abijuru urged members to share crime related information with the police at all times.
Leaders of the anti-crime clubs were given skills in people management leadership skills and values.
The district has 25 anti-crime clubs made up of 250 members.