The celebration of the International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that acknowledges women’s achievements and contribution to the political, economic and social development of countries through the promotion of gender equality. The activities in the women’s empowerment month are implemented in March where the International Women’s Day is celebrated. They highlight activities related to women empowerment, achievements and exhibitions, challenges and areas for improvement, equal opportunity between women and men, GBV prevention…
At national level, the closing ceremony of the women empowerment month took place on 31st March 2017 at Akabare II village, Rwimishinya cell, Rukara sector in Kayonza District. The theme for this event was: “Preserving Dignity Regained”. Different authorities including the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), the Governor of Eastern Province, the Chairperson of the National Women’s Council, the Executive Secretary of Gender Monitoring Office, the Commander of Rwandese Defense Forces and Police Commander in Eastern Province, the Mayor of Kayonza District and others attended the event where a trained couple of activists, NZAKAMWITA Beatrice and her husband MUGIRANEZA John Baptist from Kabarondo sector gave their testimony. Their GBV experience before joining the INDASHYIKIRWA Agents for Change project was about to cause divorce. The project insisted on dialogue among couples and helped this couple to realize the harm GBV was causing to the spouses themselves, their children and their family projects.
Article crated on 2017-05-08 10:32:58