MUHANGA - The Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) has urged women to take in the ongoing land registration exercise as its one way of empowering them economically.
The office’s deputy chief in charge of fighting GBV and injustice, Eugenie Kabageni, said that women and children have been the most affected by land issues.
“It has been evident that most women and children’s rights have been violated due to lack of knowledge of their rights and ignorance of the family laws. This trend has to be corrected so as to realize gender equity,” she said.
The former Member of Parliament made the remarks on Thursday while addressing residents of Cyeza sector in Muhanga district during the ongoing evaluation of the land registration phase- which has so far covered 12 districts.
Claire Uzabumubyeyi, an official of the Land registration Commission, told residents to take the process seriously and participate in the registration of the land in order to avoid conflicts. She said that their involvement is crucial.