300 moto riders commit to support gender equality

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By Federic Byumvuhore originally posted on NewTimes

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At least 300 taxi-moto riders from GECOMO cooperative in Remera, Gasabo District, have committed to join HeForShe campaign that aims at fighting gender-based-violence.

HeForShe is a global solidarity movement spearheaded by UN Women to engage men and boys in removing social and cultural barriers that prohibit females from achieving their full potential.

During the Friday event held in Remera, Judith Kazaire, the advisor to the Minister for Gender and Family Promotion, said HeForShe reinforces men’s role in promoting gender equality.

“The level of gender equality in Rwanda today is in part due to men’s role. Joining to this campaign shows us that men are willing to end gender inequality in the country. Realising sustainable gender equality requires an inclusive strategy involving both men and women. We have achieved a lot in gender equality though we still have a long way to go,” Kazaire…

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