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L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda
Mothers Union to Promote Child Care
Grace Mugabe
RWANDA 060519-1
May 19, 2006

[L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda - Rwanda] Mothers' Union, a Christian women group under the umbrella of the Anglican Christian Women Network (ACWN) intends to promote children rights countrywide.

This was revealed to the press on May, 14, by Pastor Agnes Mukandoli, a member of the net-work, during an event organised by Mothers Union for 400 women.

The purpose of the event was to review the role of women in regard to societal family development, according to Pastor Mukandoli.

"As mothers of the nation, we have taken a decision to consider all children in the country as our own and vowed to promote their rights. We are doing all this because we want to fulfil Madam Jeannette Kagame's vision of treating and caring for Rwandan children. We intend to spread that message to all women across the country," she promised.

The group has already commenced addressing family education problems with a purpose of solving problems caused by the 1994 Genocide.

She said that women throughout the country have been doing parental work by offering to look after or adopt some children especially those who lost their parents in 1994.

Women were advised to continue caring for every child in an attempt to help Rwanda rise again.

The Anglican Women Network in Rwanda has members totalling to one million.