Women’s Day: Kabarole Decries Early Marriages

Kabarole district leaders utilized yesterday’s International Women’s Day celebrations to send out strong condemnation of cultural beliefs promoting early marriages which is on the rise in the area.

District Chairman Richard Rwabuhinga noted that some cultures that are on forefront promoting teenage marriage undermine women opportunities in development and therefore should be condemned.

Rwabuhinga while speaking at the Women’s Day celebrations for the district held at Kaboyo Primary school in Mugusu Sub County also condemned the rampant cases of Domestic Violence in families.

He asked the people to embrace education especially educating the girl-child if cases of domestic violence are to reduce and families realize increased household incomes.

The International theme was: “Be Bold for Change” while for Kabarole district it was “Consolidating Equal Opportunities for Women: A path for Wealth creation”

Sylvia Rwabwogo the district Woman MP, this web reflecting on the International theme, abortion asked leaders at all levels to team up and start a campaign to sensitize parents and pupils in schools on the importance of girl child education.

She revealed plans of launching “I Can Campaign” come April where she will be moving in schools in the district sensitizing the young girls on staying in school.

Rwabwogo argued parents especially the women to refrain from the habit of marrying off their daughters at a tender age but strive to invest the little in them to have a brighter future.

In Kabarole, health arly marriage practices are rampant in the sub counties of Kabonero, Katebwa, Karangura and Kicwamba in Kabarole, Kamwenge, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo and Kasese in Western region with the Bakonzo tribe leading in the practice.

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