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The Anti-GBV Campaign Culminates in Nyanza Campus Event

The Anti-GBV Campaign Culminates in Nyanza Campus Event

In an event held at Nyanza Campus on the 27 th March, 2024, the month-long anti-Gender-Based
Violence (GBV) campaign, reached its conclusion with a powerful message of empowerment
and solidarity.
The campaign, spearheaded by members of the UNILAK Law Students Society in collaboration
with the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), aimed to raise awareness and combat GBV within
the university community and its surrounding secondary schools.
Throughout the past month, students and volunteers actively engaged in various educational
initiatives, workshops, and awareness programs, emphasizing the importance of respecting
gender equality and fostering a culture of mutual respect and understanding.
The closing event at Nyanza campus saw different speeches from organizers and community
leaders underscoring the significance of collective action in eradicating GBV.
"We stand here today as a united front against gender-based violence," remarked one of the
members of UNILAK Law Students Society. "Our journey doesn't end here; it's a continuous
commitment to creating a safer and more inclusive environment for all."
The campaign's impact extended beyond the university grounds, as outreach activities reached
neighboring secondary schools, spreading the message of empowerment and advocacy to
younger generations.
Reflecting on the campaign's achievements, a representative from RIB highlighted the
importance of education and community involvement in addressing the root causes of GBV.
"By working together, we can break the cycle of violence and build a society where everyone
can live free from fear and discrimination."
As the event concluded, participants pledged to carry forward the momentum generated by the
campaign, advocating for systemic change and support for survivors of GBV.
With the conclusion of the anti-GBV campaign, Nyanza Campus and its partners reaffirmed
their commitment to fostering a culture of respect, equality, and empowerment, serving as a
beacon of hope for communities striving for a safer and more just society.