South Rwenzori Mothers’ Union collaborates with Obusinga to fight domestic violence


South Rwenzori Mothers’ Union department has partnered with Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu in promoting the campaign against domestic violence and advocating for good parenting in families.

The partnership was announced yesterday during a visit of the delegation from the Diocesan Mothers’ Union department led by Mrs. Grace Kimekeke, the association’s President and the Bishop’s wife, Jane Baluku to the Rwenzururu Queen, Her Highness Agnes Ithungu Asimawe at the Kamaiba based Royal Palace in Kasese town.

In her remarks, Mrs. Kimekeke, explained that the purpose of the visit was to officially enroll Nyabaghole into the Mothers’ Union so that she becomes part of the team that will run the campaign in the 14 Archdeaconries across the Diocese.

She was optimistic that the campaign would help in the fight against teenage and early marriages from the communities.

The Bishop’s Wife, Mrs. Jane Baluku, said they were happy with Nyabaghole for accepting to join the team that would wage a strong war against domestic violence so that families are set free from the vice.

Ms Hellen Petronilla Masika, the Deputy Executive Director at the Microfinance Support Centre who had been invited by Nyabaghole to speak to her fellow mothers, observed need for them to understand that they were responsible for everything that happens in families, adding that the failure and success of a family depends on the mother.

She also encouraged the mothers not to relax and watch their children suffer in any way.

Masika advised them to work towards saving the lives of their girl children through encouraging them to adopt the decent dressing code among other cultural norms. 

In her response, Nyabaghole, who accepted to join the Mothers’ Union Ministry, noted that she was proud to receive the delegation of her fellow mothers in the Palace.

According to her, the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu is committed to fighting against the increasing cases of domestic violence.

She was concerned with the rate at which the number of young mothers was increasing not only in Kasese but also the entire Rwenzori sub-region.


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