KIGALI - The Deputy Chief Gender Monitor in the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO), Ramathan Barengayabo, was yesterday sworn in at the Supreme Court.
The swearing in, which was presided over by Chief Justice Aloysia Cyanzayire, also saw the swearing-in of Sam Kanyemera Kaka as a Commissioner in the National Human Rights Commission
Cyanzayire urged Barengayabo to always strive to promote gender.
“Gender equality is a cross-cutting issue; we should not only promote women’s rights, whenever men’s rights are violated you should also intervene. What we are targeting is a totally balanced society,” Cyanzayire said.
Barengayabo was, until a few years ago, the Mayor of Rubavu District.
In an interview, he said that his key priority is to help Rwandans understand the meaning of gender.
He added that he would strive to put in place various strategies concerning gender promotion.