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Towards the creation of a department in charge exclusively of men’s issues at the ministry having social affairs in its attributions


Jan 14, 2022

GITEGA January 14th (ABP) – The Burundi Senate president, Mr. Emmanuel Sinzohagera has expressed the need to create a department exclusively in charge of men’s issues within the Ministry of National Solidarity, Social Affairs, Human Rights. human person and gender, as they were made to other members of the family, namely women and children.

Mr. Sinzohagera delivered these remarks, during an oral questioning session, to the address of Mrs. Imelde Sabushimike, in charge of the above-mentioned ministry, during his presence at the hemicycle of the senate of Gitega (center of the country).

                                                                                          The Minister in charge of solidarity answering questions from senators

Motivating his argument, Mr. Sinzohagera said that many men experience violence in families to the point of depression. However, the victims do not dare to lodge a complaint with the justice or the administrative authority for fear of being socially denigrated. He added that “There are sometimes reports of men being killed or physically abused by their wives or children.

Men who spend nights in cabarets and others who have developed mental illnesses.” After all these explanations, the Minister promised to submit the question to the Cabinet meeting to judge its relevance.

Minister Sabushimike also reacted to the question regarding members of the Batwa ethnic group who are landless. For her, that injustice is felt in all ethnic groups, but it arises acutely in the Batwa.

She promised to actively invest in lifting this injustice. As to the question relating to private orphanages whose activities had been forced to close, she replied that establishments built without respecting the standards governing orphanages had been closed. She explained that they have been reduced to 13 orphanages.

“Children dislodged from these orphanages will be transferred to public orphanages,” she said. Minister Sabushimike also answered other questions from senators, including that relating to the establishment of a law that protects and promotes the medical and social care of the mentally ill.