Local leaders attending training
Local leaders in the Western district of Rusizi have been sensitized about the impact of Gender Based Violence to the community and Rwanda society at large.
The training was conducted by the Technical Action for Community Development (ATEDEC) a local NGO on Wednesday 09/10/2013.
The leaders received explanations on the repercussions of GBV to the Rwandan community and how it is carried out. This they say is to enlighten people who confuse GBV with all kinds of abuse that do not affect the nation.
Claude Mucyo the coordinator of ATEDEC says that local leaders need to take the first initiative to explain to the citizens all they need to know about GBV.
“This will reduce the number of people that are violated all over the country and keep quiet about it yet the vice has long life devastating effects.”
Claude Mucyo the coordinator of ATEDEC
Theogene Nsabimana the executive secretary of Kamembe sector says “Gender Based Violence cannot be fought and eradicated in a day. People are taking long to understand about GBV and it is on the increase on daily basis in different instances.”
“GBV is like a worm that decays the development of the district. People need to be reminded of the existence of GBV and its impact to the society so as to fight it jointly.”
Apart from the trainings, ATEDEC has supported the local residents in Girinka Program and supports the Rusizi youth in their fishing projects.