As a way of reducing child abuse, Gender monitoring office (GMO) on February 27th 2013 met with security officials and Judicials in Rubavu district on child abuse prevention.
The meeting was meant to evaluate the post violence treatment by the judicially and how family violence can be prevented.
One of the problems highlighted include children covering up for the close relatives after abusing them which promotes crime making.
Another form of violence cited during the meeting is family conflicts based on property where some parents do not register their children at birth and marry illegally.
Deputy Chief Gender monitor, Eugenie Kabageni asserts that gender based violence can be eradicated in Rubavu district if residents are sensitized on values and norms of Rwandan culture.
She adds that parents can always solve such issues through parents evening (akanama k’ababyeyi) where they meet and share ideas and resolve issues as well.
Kabageni advised parents to mind about their children’s behavior saying that drug abuse is another big cause of family violence.