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Projet:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Activité:Talk show ″Urubugarw'itangazamakuru″ (Club de la presse)

Date:24/10/2021

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In 2016, the numbers of teenage births recorded were 17,849. In 2017, it reduced to 17,337 teenage births, however these numbers of teenage pregnancies have been on the rise since 2018, despite the government’s efforts to empower and support the girl child.

Defilement cases in Rwanda increased by 23 per cent, from 4,077 in 2019-20 to 5,330 in 2020-21, according to statistics from Rwanda Investigation Bureau.

Information consisting of the convict’s names and identities, prosecution said, will be regularly published in the “sex offender registry”. 

The first list of 322 criminals of whom 315 are male and seven female; with varying jail terms was released on October 11

"Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru" (Club de la Presse) of this Sunday 24-10-2021 broadcasted in synergy by twelve radio and two TV stations across the country focused on “Strategies to fight child sexual abuse”

Invitees

Studio

 Dr.MURANGIRA Thierry: Rwanda invstigation Bureau(RIB)

MUHONGERWA Agnes: Head of gender-based violence unit at the National Public Prosecution Authority(NPPA)

NGAYABOSHYA Silas: DG for Gender Promotion and Women Empowerment MIGEPROF

Phone call:

Dr.IYAMUREMYE Damascene:Diirector of Psychiatric care at Rwanda Biomedical Center

The invitee from RIB cited the number of raped children from 2018-2021, which states that about 13,000 children were raped, with the highest number of rapes being between 14-17 years, and between 0-9 years.

RIB reports that men are at the forefront of child sexual abuse at a rate of 97% while 3% are committed by women.

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), identified “gifts, services and marriage promises”, which accounts for 7,467 cases recorded over the last one year, representing 55.4 per cent, as the main avenue through which offenders entice their victims.

He added that children are lured by sex offenders, often people who are well known to the victims, including family, neighbours and teachers.

The invitee from National Public Prosecution Authority(NPPA) said that  naming and shaming of sex offenders, carried out for the first time by prosecution, is designed to fight these crimes—which are largely dominated by defilement and rape.

It is also meant to provide background information about the offenders for administrative and/or legal reasons, prosecution said.

“Publishing the convicted sex offenders aims at discouraging and deter others from committing the same crimes as well as prevent the convicted person from repeating same offences,” Says Agnes

MIGEPROF has shown that the government is putting more effort into families to highlight the role of parents in the upbringing of their children as they are often raped when they are left at home and others not appropriately looked after and not protected

It was suggested by audience that children in schools should be trained to resist and provide information to anyone who wants to deceive them in order to rape them.

The Ministry of Justice is drafting a law to make defilement cases imprescriptible crimes (without a statutory limitation).

 

 

 

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