Your job is not bearing children only but to develop, care for the children and develop your country, Hon. Deputy Speciose Mukandutiye has told women in Gisagara district.
Deputy Mukandutiye said this during the women’s congress of National Women’s Council (NWC) representatives in Gisagara district.
The women’s congress that attracted committee members of National Women’s Council from cell level to district level, was meant to evaluate the achievements and to remind women to be part of the activities during women and girls month.
One of the challenges Gisagara women highlighted includes some men who refuse to attend or refuse their wives to attend ‘umugoroba w’ababyeyi’ (parents’ evening) for advice.
Christine Uwimana, participant says: “some women get no advice because their husbands beat them and refuse them to attend parents’ evenings, which are vital for women and home development.”
Inspite of the situation, Marie Claire Uwumuremyi, coordinator of NWC in Southern Province asserts that parents’ evening should be emphasized as its one way of eradicating family conflicts and develop through talks held during that time.
Participants promised to value parents evening and to become exemplary to other women in their areas of residence.
The theme of the women’s congress said “Rwandan woman, strive for dignity through development and prevent family violence”.