The Minister of Human Rights in Burundi calls for the eradication of violence against women and girls.

Mr. Martin Nivyabandi, Burundian Minister of Human Rights, Social Affairs, and Gender calls the whole population of Burundi to take part in the eradication of violence done to women and girls in order to let them participate effectively to the development of their families and their homeland.



The Burundian Minister in Charge of Human Rights has called the population to take part in the fight against gender-based violence done to women and girls.

He stated this in a statement this Friday, stating also about the 16 days campaign against violence done to women and girls.

He explained that the event aims to raise awareness of the population and help organizations fighting against this act to self-evaluate and find new strategies to implement.

He announced this in a statement released this Friday as he began a 16 days campaign against violence done to women. Minister Nivyabandi indicated that the campaign has been organized in the view to partner with a large number of women and girls who are victims of Gender-based Violence (GBV) which isn’t really contributing to the development of their families.

The national theme held this year is “the fight against violence done to women concerns us all”, chosen in the view to raise awareness and challenge the consciousness of all people to be more and more involved in the fight against this conception which is holding a lot of people.

In addition, Mr. Nivyabandi calls for a synergistic work of people.

In the statement, Mr. Nivyabandi announced that the edition 2018 will be officially launched on the 27th of November 2018, it will take place in the province of Kirundo, in the commune of Bugabira.

In the campaign, there have been many activities set around the country, in particular, the implementation of the law on the prevention, protection of victims of gender-based violence in different leadership at all levels.

Minister Nivyabandi adds that the event equally constitutes an occasion of self-evaluation for the implied and stakeholders in the fight against gender-based violence sector in the view to adopting the best strategies to overcome the challenges that women and girls encounter.

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