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Musanze District focusing on Gender equality

Musanze youth in training on gender balance and equality in families

Musanze youth in training on gender balance and equality in families

Youth in Musanze District on Thursday December 2013 were sensitized on the balance and equality between men and women, a topic the leadership says it is priority in building stability and family development particularly in the Rwandan society.

The youth in Musanze District shown determination to embrace the gender balance concept and have promised to make it known to all their family members and friends.

The Musanze youth were trained in ‘Bandebereho’ Program, an initiative that sensitizes men to participate in the social welfare of their families. The men are sensitized to get involved in their families well being starting with good health of their wives and children.

Bienvenu Manzi from Mpenge cell in Muhoza sector says he now understands why children should be treated equally in their families, doing the same chores for it promotes gender equality even in their adult lives.

Chemsa Kazimbaya the coordinator of ‘Bandebereho’ Program says life experiences should make men realize the need to bridge the gap between men and women and its impact to development.

Through these teachings, the youth of Musanze district have learnt how to fight drug use and dependence, Gender Based Violence, the dangers of domestic conflicts, advantages of gender equality, prevention of AIDS and other diseases among other things.

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