Gatenga: Walk against GBV
As Rwanda concludes the 16 Days of Activism campaign to eliminate all gender biases, the walk against Gender-Based Violence took place in various locations within the Gatenga Sector of Kicukiro District. This event was organized by the Gender Matters for Green TVET project, which is funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation in partnership with Jugend Eine Welt and implemented by the Salesians of Don Bosco.
It is a walk attended by the students of Don Bosco Gatenga TSS, the residents of the surrounding areas, members of the USAID-IGIRE WIYUBAKE-Young Women Christian Association, the Local government administration, women leaders and the Rwanda National Police.
After the walk, the participants met at Don Bosco Gatenga TSS, where various talks were held to encourage everyone to participate in the eradication of GBV.
The Dean of Studies, who represented the school administration, revealed that attitudes towards the Principle of Gender Equality have been changing both among the students and the local community since the start of the Gender Matters for Green TVET project.
Speaking about the Gender Matters for Green TVET project, Mrs. Uzamureba Clementine, the Gender Officer at Don Bosco Gatenga TSS, stated that the project aims to promote gender equality in technical and vocational training schools. Additionally, it aims to enhance the abilities and capacities of girls, encouraging them to pursue professions traditionally dominated by males.
Both the Rwanda National Police, as well as the members of the Local Government and women representatives, have urged those who participated in the event to join the effort in eradicating gender-based violence (GBV) in their respective places of residence, places of study, places of work, unions, and society as a whole.