Gender based violence hinders development


RE: “Gender based violence: Rwanda intensifies fight” (The New Times, October 17).

It is true that the effects of gender-based violence (GBV)—if not halted—can go as far as affecting the economy of the country.

A victim of psychological or physical violence may not be in position to perform effectively or even contribute to the economy of the country. The same effects are likely to happen to a child who is abused and tortured.
With this thorough understanding. It is impressive that the Government of Rwanda has made a decision to end all forms of GBV and child abuse.