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The recently appointed Deputy Chief Gender Monitors have on Thursday taken oath before the Supreme Court, following their appointment by the cabinet meeting of November 11, 2016 to replace the outgoing Deputy Chief Gender Monitors after completing their office terms.
The incoming Deputy Chief Gender Monitors are Mr. Jean Paul Kabera, the Deputy Chief Gender Monitor in charge of Gender who replaces Mr. Ramadhan Barengayabo, and Mrs. Caritas MUKANDASIRA the Deputy Chief Gender Monitor in Charge of fighting against injustice and Gender Based Violence who takes over Mrs. Eugénie Kabageni.
Presiding over the swearing in ceremony, the Chief Justice Prof. Sam Rugege reminded that Rwanda is one of the best model countries in promotion of gender equality worldwide, calling for new officials to contribute and ensure that Rwanda upholds that noble position.
Both Deputy Chief Gender Monitors promised hard work and commitment to ensure that Gender Monitoring Office realizes its mandate of ensuring respect of gender principles at all levels.
The Chief gender Monitor Rose Rwabuhihi welcomed the new officials, promising them close collaboration to meet institutional deliverables. She also thanked the outgoing chief gender monitors for their hard work and diligence during their term of office.
The Deputy Chief Gender monitors will serve a four-year term renewable once as stipulated by the law establishing Gender Monitoring Office.
While in office, the outgoing Deputy Chief Gender Monitors strongly contributed to realization of many achievements, including engagement with different public, private and Civil Society Organizations to increase their level of ownership and accountability to gender equality principles.
Gender Monitoring Office has also advocated for adjustment of gender gaps identified during different assessments conducted to evaluate the respect of gender equality principles and ensure quality service delivery to Gender Based Violence victims.
Prior to their appointment, Mr. Kabera has been working with Young Women’s Christian Association, while Mrs. Mukandasaira was the Governor of the Western Province.