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Rwandan men protest gender-based violence in Kenya


Thursday, February 7, 2008
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The Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre has issued a global call to action for men, and male leaders, to speak out against gender-based violence in Kenya.

Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre                                WE-ACTx

Global Call to action for Men and Male leaders!

Speak out Against Gender Based Violence In Kenya!

Add your Voice   Sign and Share this Pledge!

Men’s Pledge Against Gender Based Violence

Today, Kenya is experiencing an unprecedented wave of sexual violence that has been directed at thousands of Kenyan women, girls and a number of men and boys.
 
As men, we recognize that violence against women and the girl child affects men as well as women, those we care for, the family, you & me, the community and the nation.

We recognize that men and male leaders have an important role to play in stopping Gender-based violence, and acting as Role Models for other men.

Today, we are joining our voices to denounce gender-based violence in Kenya and to publicly commit ourselves to working in active solidarity with women and NGOs working to end ongoing gender-based violence in the conflict that has gripped Kenya.

As men, we call upon other men and male leaders to publicly speak out, and to join in this global call to protect Kenyan women and children, to demand that the government act to protect citizens against sexual assaults, and to stop sexual attacks that are linked to police and armed militias.

As men, we affirm that Positive Masculinity is about you and me and what we do to bring about Positive Change in Humanity.

By signing this pledge form you are committing yourself  to be a role model for positive masculinity and to promote gender equality and equity beginning with your environment; family, work place and community.

Be Part of the Solution!

This petition pledge action is globally circulated and sent to Kenyan authorities and NGOs working on Gender-Based Violence. After adding your name, Please send it back to [email protected]
 

Yes, I am adding my name to the Global Pledge of Men Against Gender-Based Violence in Kenya:

1       

Fidel RUTAYISIRE

Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre

2       

Brian Finch

Canadian Treatment Action Council

3       

TUMUSIME ALEX

Lecturer, Kigali Health Institute

4       

BASHEIJA DAVID

Pysiotherapist, Rwanda

5       

 SAFARI Emmanuel

CLADHO, Rwanda

6       

TUMUSIME David

Pysiotherapist, Rwanda

7       

BYIRINGIRO Emmanuel

  Specialist in Planning,  RWANDA

8       

BUTERA Jean Claude

Student

9       

NDASHIMYE GEoffrey

Director of Planning, KHI, Rwanda

10   

KAMONYO SIBOMANA Emmanuel

Legal Advisor, Ministry of Hralth

11   

Georgina Tibinyane

World AIDS Campaign, KENYA

12   

Tina Musuya,

Program Director CEDOVIP, Uganda

13   

Steven Botkin

MRI, USA

14   

Rabbuh Raletsemo,

EngenderHealth South Africa, Men As Partners Programme

15   

IVAN Emil:

  Registrar, Kigali Health Institute, Rwanda

16   

Raoul R Swart,

One Man Can Provincial Coordinator, SONKE GENDER JUSTICE NETWORK, SOUTH AFRICA

17   

Juliette Grimmett,

Rape Prevention Education Coordinator United States

18   

Maphefo Mthombeni,

 

Freelancer, South Africa

19   

Dean Peacock,

Sonke Gender Justice Network, South Africa

20   

Bianca  Marks
 

World AIDS Campaign

21   

Ira Horowitz

Social Justice Educator, United States

22   

GATWAZA Charles

President, ARDHO and Judge at the Hight court of the Republic of Rwanda

23   

Juan Carlos Areán

 

Family Violence Prevention Fund, USA

 

24   

GAHUTU Emmanuel

President, LIPRODHOR-RWANDA

25   

NDANDALIKA STANSLAS PHIRI, 

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR AND CO FOUNDER OF ZAMBIA MENS RESOURCE CENTRE

26   

NGAMIJE Guido

Avocat à la Cour, Rwanda

27   

KAYIGI LEON

Ministry of Finance, Rwanda

28   

Aimable KAYIGI

Rwanda Revenue Authority

29   

MWANAFUNZI WILLY

Executive Secretary, Faith Victory Association

30   

MUNYESHEMA NAPOLEON

BARRISTER, RWANDA

31   

Prof NJUNWA KATO

Dean, Faculty of Community Health Development, KHI  Rwanda

32   

KARANGWA Frederic

Legal Adviser, Commission Rwandaise des Droits de l`Homme

33   

BISENGIMANA PETER

RWAMREC

34   

INGABIRE EGIDE

Director of Finance and Administration, High consil of the Press, RWANDA

35   

NTAGWABIRA Egide

Lecturer, Kgali Health Instite

36   

RUKUNDO DAVID

Internal Auditor, KHI-Rwanda

37   

Aimé BOKANGA

Independent Lawyer, Kigali

38   

MUNYAKABERA Felix

Ministry of Health Rwanda

39   

HARELIMANA Ali

Director of Administration and Finance,  Inspection du travail- Rwanda

40   

SEMITARI ALEXIS

Executive Secretary, Nyarugenge Sector, Kigali Rwanda

41   

Aloys MAHWA

Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale
Yaoundé-Cameroun.

42   

Joseph Désiré Havyarimana

Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale
Yaoundé-Cameroun.

43   

Adolphe NIYONZIMA

CLADHO RWANDA

44   

NZABONIMANA VENANT

VICE PRESIDENT, RWAMREC

45   

KEDMON SMITH

NATIONAL University of Rwanda

46   

TWAGIRAMUNGU AUGUSTIN

Mllenium Development Project- Rwanda

47   

Dr Agolor Cathbert

Uganda

48   

GASANA ERIC

Social Security Fund-Rwanda

49   

Gilbert GAHUNDE

National Tender Board-Rwanda

50   

Jacques GASANA SANGANO

UN

51   

Leonard LENGEMA

King Faisal Hospital

52   

KARANGWA Fidèle

Ministry of Health-Rwanda

53   

FURAHA VINCENT

KHI RWANDA

54   

NIYIMPAYE  Jeanne

Ministry of Rwanda

55   

NIYONIZEYE JEAN NOEL

ARDHO-RWANDA

56   

BUTERA DISMASS

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY-ARDHO-RWANDA

57   

RWAMIRINDI MICHEL

CDC-RWANDA

58   

GATERA RAYMOND

LEGAL ADVISER-MINISTRY OF JUSTICE-RWANDA

59   

Dr Richard MUHUMUZA

Dental Surgeon- UGANDA

60   

SEMINEGA EUGENE

KHI-RWANDA

61   

George Harding

Executive Director,Northern John Howard Society of B.C.

62   

Rosemary Mbaluka

CARE  Kenya 

63   

GASPARD HABARUREMA

CNLS-RWANDA

64   

KARUTA SUDI

 

65   

NZARAMBA Emmanuel

Ministry of Education, RWANDA

66   

ELIAS GIKUNDI

DEPUTY EXECTIVE DIRECTOR- KAPC- KENYA

67   

NIZEYIMANA THEOPHILE

MINISTRY OF HEALTH- RWANDA

68   

GAPHIZI JOHN BOSCO

PASTOR, NPC- KENYA

69   

DUSHIME JEAN PAUL

Pan Africa Christian University, Department of Counselin, Nairobi Kenya  

70   

ABAYISENGA BONAVENTURE

RWAMREC

71   

TUYISENGE BONAVENTURE

RWANDA

72   

BAREKE ERIC

PhD Student, Université de Namur, Bruxelles

73   

NIYOMUFASHA Jean  Claude

Counsellor- KHI-RWANDA

74   

UDUMA AGWU

EBONYI MEN`S RESOURCE CENTRE-NIGERIA

75   

BIGIRIMANA ZACHARY

UGANDA

76   

TUGUME BERNARD

DEAN, KHI RWANDA

77   

Prof Firmard SABIMANA

Université du BURUNDI

78   

RUKUNDO KANYENKOLE

Vice Dean, Nyamishaba Campus, Rwanda

79   

GASOVYA Augustin

PhD Student, UNISA, South Africa

80   

KANAMUGIRE GAUDENS

SONARWA, KIGALI

81   

HABIMANA AIME

RED CROSS-RWANDA

82   

RUGAMBAGE Emmanuel

RWANDA

83   

NTASI STEVEN

RWANDA

84   

HUBERT MUVUNYI

RWANDA

85   

STEVEN PAPY

RWANDA

86   

NGENZI JOSEPH

RWANDA

87   

MURINDANGWE ADELITE

RWANDA

88   

NSHIMIYIMANA ALEXIS

RWANDA

89   

Allain MUSONI

RAFIKI Company, SOUTH AFRICA

90   

SIMON MIGABO

RWAMREC, RWANDA

91   

CHRIS  MUSONI

SOUTH AFRICA

92   

GATUNGE THEOGENE

OFFICE OF THE OMBUSMAN, RWANDA

93   

KABAGAMBE EMMANUEL

NISR-RWANDA

94   

MUTEBUTSA Bénone

BANQUE DE KIGALI-RWANDA

95   

NKUBITO Emmanuel

PROSECUTOR- KARONGI DISTRICT-RWANDA

96   

NDEKEZI Philippe

PASTOR-ADPR-BUGARAMA-RWANDA

97   

NGOGA Pascal

ECOLE  INTERNATIONALE DE KIGALI

98   

KAJANGWE Joseph

JUDGE, KAMEMBE COURT-RWANDA

99   

JEAN KEMITARE, Program Officer

Program Officer, Gender-based Violence Prevention Network, UGANDA

100             

LORI MICHAU

Co-Director, Raising Voices, UGANDA

101             

NJIRA MTONGA

KENYA

102             

Simon Ntare

Country Coordinator- WE-ACTx, Rwanda

103             

Jean Bosco Ndayamba

WE-ACTx, Rwanda

104             

Bertin Shambo

WE-ACTx, Rwanda

105             

Joseph Mafurebo

WE-ACTx, Rwanda

Fidel Rutayisire
Chairman, Rwanda Men`s Resource Centre

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About Shailja Patel

Shailja Patel is a Kenyan poet, writer and theatre artist who has performed at venues from New York's  Lincoln Center to the Zanzibar International Film Festival. Patel's first full-length show, Migritude, premiered in the San Francisco Bay Area, and toured Kenya to critical acclaim in 2007. The show was selected as the subject of the 2007 season premiere of SPARK! –  KQED TV's award-winning arts programme .Patel's work has received awards from, among others, the Ford Foundation, the National Performance Network, and Indian American Women Empowered. Most recently, she is a founding member of Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice, a coalition of Kenyan citizens and legal, governance, and human rights organizations, working towards a viable peace in the Kenya Crisis stemming from the December 2007 elections.

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