“Domestic violence will not be tolerated” PM Murekezi

13.02.2017 11:47

Take the lead to fight domestic violence in collaboration with other relevant organs. We shall not tolerate these conflicts which continue to claim the lives of Rwandans.

Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi made the remarks on this 12th February 2017, at Nkumba Peace and Leadership Training Centre, in Burera District, while closing the 4th edition of Mutima w’urugo Education Training meant for various women leaders and women development stakeholders. 

The Prime Minister indicated that figures from the Rwanda National Police show that  in 2016 only, 142 people including 78 women and 64 men died as a result of domestic violence. 

“Domestic violence is inconsistent with our values. It must end absolutely. I urge evey Rwandan to understand that gender-based violence is our concern and that we must end this  cruelty. ” said the Prime Minister

Anastase Murekezi further requested Mutima w’urugo to play a role in the fight against malnutrion in households and urged them to double efforts in sensitising households on embracing Igikoni cy’Umudugudu (the village kitchen) and reminding parents to serve balanced diet to family members, especially children. 

Speaking about maintaining hygiene in households and personal hygiene, the Prime Minister said, 

“Keep training households on hygiene. Always remember that hygiene is key to healthy life and that 80% of diseases are hygiene and sanitation related.” 

The Head of Government also called upon Mutima w’urugo to encourage women to take advantage of opportunities offered by the Government regarding easy access to loans from Banks and other Financial Institutions. 

This week-long Civic Education Training saw the participation of 456 trainees including 20 men. The trainees pledged to closely work with the population, especially households living in conflicts in order to bring positive change in their relationships.  

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