Couples get married at GBV event

KARONGI – More than 30 couples from Kiziba refugee camp in Karongi district got officially married at a ceremony organised to end the 16 days of activism against violence to formalise their marriages. The ceremony which was organised by African Humanitarian Action (AHA) in conjunction with United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), brought together officials from Karongi district. 
Couples take their vows at the camp last week.
Couples take their vows at the camp last week.

KARONGI – More than 30 couples from Kiziba refugee camp in Karongi district got officially married at a ceremony organised to end the 16 days of activism against violence to formalise their marriages. 

The ceremony which was organised by African Humanitarian Action (AHA) in conjunction with United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), brought together officials from Karongi district.

During the event, 37 families legally took their marriage vows under the guidance of Safari Bagina, the Executive secretary of Rwankuba Sector.

Speaking on behalf of AHA, Dr Mulugeta Tenna noted that sensitising couples to formalise their marriages was one way to fight domestic violence which is common at the camp.

He further reminded the newly wedded couples about producing the number of children they can afford to look after.

During the ceremony, various people were awarded prizes for their efforts to sensitise people to test for HIV.

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