Gender balance is not to bring conflicts between the couple in the family but instead should help give value to all family members, harmonize them and encourage them to work towards development. This was said by Mrs. Marie Claire Uwumuremyi the coordinator of National Women Council (CNF) in the Southern Province of Rwanda.
Mrs. Marie Claire Uwumuremyi talking about Women’s day
This was said in the preparation of the women’s day that will be celebrated on 8th.March 2013 when the coordinator visited Gakenyeri A and B villages in Nyanza cell in Busasamana sector in Nyanza district on Saturday the 23rd.Feb.2013.
“if a wife is set to look for what can develop her family and the husband works for the better his family, that would lead to gender balance and understanding each other” Said Uwumuremyi. “Gender balance is when a husband, wife and children in a family sit down and discuss what is better for the family.”
Marie Claire Uwumuremyi asked women to participate in financial wellbeing of their families, to get services of financial institutions, support and dignify their families. She explained that gender balance ensures the development of the family and that of the country in general.
Concerning the International Women’s Day, the coordinator of CNF said in Rwanda it will be celebrated in each village and parents’ evening (umugoroba w’ababyeyi) program will be officially initiated in each village.
The Parents’ evening is the forum when both men and women will be meeting in the villages to discuss and find solutions together for different problems.
The International Women’s Day will also coincide with the official opening of the program for women and girls’ month which will start on 8th.March and end on the 5th.April.2013.
The International Women’s Day was first celebrated in Rwanda in 1975 as a way of celebrating the step taken by women in development and Rwanda will be celebrating it for the 38th time this year 2013.
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