On the 26th and 27th of July 2018, Haguruka, in partnership with GIZ, held a training with the civil registration officers of the district of Kayonza. The training was attended by the National Executive Secretary of Haguruka Ninette Umurerwa and the director of the Good Governance Unit in Kayonza, Mr Jean Paul Rurangwa. The aim of this two-day training was to prevent pregnancies among teenagers, raise awareness, and build the capacity of local leaders. Officers were informed on child rights, gender-based violence laws, and child registration procedures.
Participants were also given an overview of the International Convention on Children’s Rights, as well as referral pathways and services provided to victims of gender-based violence.
During the last session, the training focused on birth registration procedures as provided by the law governing persons and family. Participants got a deep understanding about the rationale of birth registration, responsibility for birth registration, requirements for birth registration, how to register a child whose parents are unknown, as well as how to obtain a copy of the birth certificate.