H.E Jeannette KAGAME remarks on International Girls Day 2020
Rwanda’s First Lady Jeannette Kagame has called for tangible measures to end the crimes of child sexual abuse as she launches a joint campaign against child sexual abuse, which coincided with the International Day of the girl child on October 12, 2020.
The call is made during the time when the number of sexually abused girls every year is on the rise, with more than 19,500 teenage pregnancies last year, according to the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF).
Jeannette Kagame says it is disgraceful that up to 20.5% pregnant teenagers are under the age of 11.
She requested Rwandans to take part in solving this problem.