Women attended the event in big numbers than men, officials joined
During the event to close 16 days of gender based-violence campaign in Gicumbi district, women were told to work and get money as a way of reducing gender-based violence.
The occasion was held in Manyagiro sector in Gicumbi district.
Speaking to the gathering, Rose Uwineza Ndejeje; vice president of the National Women’s Council said that if a woman develops, her husband cannot violate her rights.
This was revealed after it was found out that some women depend on their husbands in that when the husband is imprisoned for violating her rights, she pleads release on his behalf due to poverty.
It’s because of this that Uwineza advised women to start small projects and earn money than depending on their husbands for every need.
She urged them to be confident and create projects and expand with time since it does not require a lot of money.
During the event, the vice-mayor for social affairs in Gicumbi district, Therese Mujawamariya thanked the one woman that achieved social development through preventing conflicts and urged others to imitate her.
The event had a theme “peace in the family, peace in the world. Let’s eradicate gender based violence”