The Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) with the support of Karongi Justice House (MAJ) has started solving issues concerning family and gender conflicts in a move to provide solutions.
Domestic conflicts based on land, polygamy and inheritance are some of the issues that people presented to GMO and MAJ in the program they are spearheading to reduce domestic violence in some Rwandan communities.
Aquiline Niwemfura the executive secretary of GMO says “generally, Rwandans have not opened up to talk about Gender Based Violence and especially so when it comes to domestic violence or abuse.”
Niwemfura says people however understand the need to talk about such problems for them to get solutions.
Josephine Mukamana a resident of Rubengera sector has been a victim of domestic abuse by her husband.
The husband would beat her most of the time and eventually they separated but then he would find her in her home and torture/harass her. She is now sure that her problems will be addressed since she got time to explain to GMO”