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Provincial celebration of International Women’s Day


Mar 21, 2024

KAYANZA March 21st (ABP) – The Kayanza province (north) celebrated that Tuesday, March 19, 2024, International Women’s Day. The ceremonies took place in the Jene zone of the Kabarore commune in the presence of the provincial governor, the president of the provincial women’s forum and the heads of the various services within the jurisdiction of that province.

In his opening speech, the Kabarore communal administrator was delighted that the women of his commune had taken the lead in promoting socio-economic development. Speaking in turn, the president of the provincial women’s forum, Mrs. Justine Komezadusabe, stressed that that forum carried out raids on 1,000 households with a view to contributing to the strengthening of social cohesion. Notwithstanding that, she deplored the increase in rapes often committed against women and girls, specifying that 77 cases of rape were counted throughout the province during the 2023 financial year. The communes of Kayanza and Rango come in first place on the list. the 9 municipalities that make up the said province. Thus, Mrs. Komezadusabe asked the judicial system to get involved in the fight against that phenomenon. She did not fail to criticize the attitude of certain husbands who mistreat their wives.

In his speech for the occasion, the governor of Kayanza, Colonel Rémy Cishahayo, recalled the genesis of International Women’s Day, specifying that it is with that in mind that he decided to drive out the concubines. He congratulated the communal administration of Kayanza which, so far, has already expelled 49 concubines. Although you demand that your rights be respected, at least have the courage to respect the rights of your peers, especially by putting an end to cohabitation and getting involved in raising awareness about the eradication of unwanted pregnancies, he said. said.

Governor Cishahayo also announced that he has just granted a one-month delay to families who have not yet had their newborns registered in the Civil Status registers. After that deadline, fines will be imposed on latecomers, he said.