In line with Haguruka’s vision of “creating a society where women and children are respected; where women and children live free from violence and discrimination so as they can reach their full potential, several pieces of research have been conducted as one way of implementing its main areas of interventions which will definitely lead to promotion and protection of women and children’s rights.
It is in this context that on January 24, 2019, at Kigali Olympic Hotel, Haguruka cooperatively with Trocaire presented an assessment carried out in the five selected District as a place where Haguruka focused its interventions in relation with women and children’s rights.
These districts include Nyaruguru, Nyamagabe, and Nyanza in Southern Province; and Gakenke and Rulindo in Nothern Province. And, this study was conducted to map out Gender-Based Violence (GBV) service providers and establish GBV victim’s system path-way from a community to the National level.
Henceforth, the study’s main objectives include mapping out GBV service providers, assessing the efficiency of an existing referral pathway involving sexual and domestic violence, proposing the desired referral pathway as emerged from the data, assessing the clarity of responsibilities and competences of the staff assigned to deal with GBV issues, and even identifying gaps in GBV issues solving process, and suggest solutions.
The event was so important and productive at a level where Haguruka National Executive Secretary, Ninette Umurerwa, took a time to express her gratitude to all the participants, particularly by appreciating the provided ideas in terms of comments and recommendations which will be taken into consideration while refining and finalizing the research report and GBV victim’s System Pathway.