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Single minor women are called on to flourish


Mar 12, 2024

BUJUMBURA March 12th (ABP) – On the occasion of the celebration of International Women’s Day, the Independent National Commission for Human Rights (CNIDH) organized an awareness workshop on Thursday, March 7, in Bujumbura for 30 single minor women from six zones of the Ntahangwa commune.

That workshop, whose theme was: “Together we advance human rights in Burundi”, aimed to raise awareness among those women of their rights.

Mrs. Chantal Niyonkuru, in charge of the Human Rights Protection sub-committee within the CNIDH, indicated that that is an opportunity to provide advice to those women, warning them not to fall into the same errors. She called on them to come together in cooperatives and organizations interested in development to combat poverty. Mrs. Niyonkuru asked them to return to school because, she explained, it is at school that they can learn in order to self-develop and promote the development of the country and better know their rights.

                                                                                                              View of the participants

In their testimonies, those single minor women revealed the problems they encounter in their daily lives and which constitute a barrier to the education of their children. They called on the government and organizations fighting for the rights of children and women to help them overcome those problems.

The CNIDH gave the 30 minor single women kits consisting of loincloths, soaps and clothes for their children in order to join them in the celebration of the world day dedicated to women’s rights.