Dialogue, source of unity and reconciliation between Divine and her mother.

NYINAWUMUNTU Divine

NYINAWUMUNTU Divine, 19,lives with her mother in KINGONDO village, KARITUTU cell, MUHAZI Sector, RwamaganaDistrict, Eastern province.

She lost her father at the age of 8 and from that time,she went to live with her grandmother because after the death of her father, her mother was remarried. Reaching grandmother home, Divine went to school but droppedout at P6 because she got pregnant in 2016 at 17 years old and go back home to live with her mother.

Divine was harassed and abandoned by her mother until URI NI NYAMPINGA and Kvinna till Kvinna projectcame and select herand other teen mothers to attend trainings on GBV, Child rights, Sexual and reproductive health aiming at increasing knowledge and skills ofteenagersto make informed decision on family planning,to prevent unwanted pregnancy as well as preventing sexual transmitted diseases.

It is not only Divine who benefited the training’s on GBV, child rights and sexual reproductive health training but also her mother benefited same training’s. Despite all training’s organized the project the harassment continued and Divine was always stigmatized. Divine said “even though my mother had benefited the training on GBV and child rights, she didn’t change, she continued harassing me and I was isolate from my family”. This situation continued until the club ANTI-GBV of parents committee came and brought together Divine and her mother for dialogue. This dialogue was very important to Divine and her mother because from the dialogue Divine and her mother became together as one family and talk about what cause differences. It is from then Divine’s mam understood that what happened to her daughter was an accident caused by lack of knowledge on reproductive health. Now,the family is happy and living together in harmony, no harassment and other any form of violence perpetrated against Divine and her child.

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