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The 16 days of activism against violence to women and girls have ended


Dec 17, 2021

CANKUZO December 16th (ABP) – On Tuesday December 14, 2021, the Cankuzo province (eastern part of the country) held the closing ceremonies of 16 days of activism against violence to women and girls, in the presence of community leaders and actors involved in the fight against violence in that province, a check by ABP revealed.

The provincial director of family and social development in Cankuzo, Mrs. Noeline Niyonzima, said violence against women and girls is noticeable in the province, adding that those based on the economy come first.

Mrs. Niyonzima added that even men are sometimes raped and the cases of such violence are also less well known, failing to externalize it.

She thanked the administration of the province for the inclusion of women in decision-making bodies. At this point, she gave the example of the provincial directorate of education represented by a woman and two female advisers in the office of the governor out of four places. She asked that they be represented in other services of the life of the province.

                                                                                       The husband is giving the testimony

The provincial director of family and social development in Cankuzo also took the opportunity to thank the non-governmental organizations, namely the International Organization for Migration, (IOM) and World Vision, for their contribution in the fight against those cases of violence.

As for the governor of Cankuzo province, Mr. Boniface Banyiyezako, he called on the speakers to sensitize women to membership in different political parties, which will allow them to take a position in those places.

                                                                              The wife is giving the testimony

He said widows and orphans are the most victims of violence and are sometimes deprived of inheritance, he explained.

Mr. Banyiyezako reminded the local administration that the fight against violence is one of their charges. He further reminded parents that prevention is better than cure, the reason why home education is needed. For him, young people are now carried away by novelties copied from outside.

It is worthy to note that there was testimony from a couple who changed their behavior thanks to sensitization via the Abakanguriramahoro project of World Vision.