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Congo Brazzaville Gender Minister visit Isange One Stop Centre

The Minister of Gender of Congo Brazzaville, Inès Nefer Ingani visited the Rwanda National Police (RNP) Isange One Stop Centre in Kacyiru on June 12 and congratulated Rwanda and the force in particular for valuing the impact of women and fighting for their rights.

Inès Nefer Ingani, the Minister of Gender of Congo Brazzavile accompanied by her couterpart of Rwanda being welcomed at Isange by the coordinator, Supt. Shafiga Murebwayire.

Isange, literally meaning ‘welcome’ responds to the needs of victims of gender based violence and child abuse including legal, medical and psycho-socio services, and offered freely.

Minister Ingani, who was accompanied by her Rwandan counterpart, Dr. Diane Gashumba, was taken through various sections of the holistic centre and explained on how it functions in partnership with other entities including the ministries of Health, Justice and Gender and Family Promotion.

“I came here to witness and learn how Rwanda has succeeded in its gender policy. We chose Rwanda because of her reputation in gender equality, and surely that is evident to the world,” Minister Ingani said.

Rwanda’s gender policy, partly, requires that women constitute minimum 30 percent in all public institutions.

“I am impressed with the way Isange is set up and functions to support victims of GBV and child abuse… Rwanda serves as an example to many countries. This system informs us how to effectively deal with the same challenges at home,” she added.

Isange has received over 10, 000 cases since its establishment in 2009, most of them related to GBV. It has since been established in other 23 district hospitals across the country under the scale up programme that targets all the 41 district hospitals in the country.


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