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Rwanda: Disaster week draws attention to women and girls

Source(s):  Rwanda Focus, the

The International Day for Disaster Reduction will be observed on 11th October in Rwanda and it will focus on the role of women and girls’ in protecting and rebuilding their communities before and after di­sasters. “In Rwanda, women are cata­lysts of national development; the reason why they should also play key role in disaster manage­ment,” said Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs Minister Marcel Gatsinzi at the launch of the week-long campaign on disaster risk reduction, reports The Rwanda Focus. Mr Gatsinzi added that the Rwandan gov­ernment's policy aims to include wom­en in implementing all national programs for a faster develop­ment.

In connection with the disaster week Public talks will be held in girls’ schools and women’s association to in­crease understanding of gen­der issues in disaster risk re­duction.

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  • Publication date 08 Oct 2012

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