Gasabo: Women urged to be catalysts in fighting GBV

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On 14 August 2016 saa 03:04
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The vice mayor of Gasabo District in charge of social affairs, Languida Nyirabahire has said that the achievements registered by women in various fields of development are fruits of good governance and the will of the leadership to empower women.

The vice mayor was speaking on Friday in Bumbogo Sector where she represented the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion at a function to celebrate the achievements made by women in Bumbogo.

At least 3000 residents majority women, turned up for the celebrations, where two couples also formalized their bond in civil marriage.

“In showcasing our role as women in the development of our country, we should strive to ensure security, peace and cleanliness in our homes and in our communities,” Nyirabahire said.

“A lot has been achieved in terms of security and development and it rests in our roles as well as empowered women to preserve them and fight the challenges that still exist including domestic and gender based violence,” she added.

Chief Supt of police. Rose Muhisoni, the deputy commissioner for community policing thanked the residents in general for their partnership in community policing to fight and prevent crimes.

“Women are not fond of engaging in unlawful acts and in fact it’s not a Rwandan culture. Therefore, be the voice of change towards sustainable security and development,” Chief Supt. Muhisoni said.

She urged the women to know and fight for their rights and that of children and raise the campaign against human trafficking.
“Challenge yourselves to fight any form of violence in your communities,” she said.

Antoinette Uwimana, who represented Women for Women International pledged continued support for women empowernment and development but urged them to stay focused in the country’s line of development and transformation process.

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Languida Nyirabahire, the vice mayor of Gasabo District in charge of social affairs.