Rwanda National Police Gender Based Violence
Winning the war against Gender Based Violence
As the world celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women yesterday, it emerged that violence against women continues to be a global problem, despite the efforts to curb it.
According to the United Nations, 35 per cent of women and girls globally experience some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime with up to seven in ten women facing this abuse in some countries.
Worldwide, more than 700 million women were married as children, 250 million of whom were married before the age of 15, and an estimated 133 million girls and women have experienced some form of female genital mutilation.
Indeed, violence against women is still a serious issue and governments all over the world are grappling with the matter.
State of GBV in Rwanda
Rwanda on the other hand, performed well on issues related to women empowerment, and this involves the fight against gender based violence (GBV). As a result the country remains a reference point whenever referring to success stories of women empowerment.