REWU Volunteers training ends with commitment to mobilise everyone to respect Child and worker’s Rights

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On the last day of the training which was organized for volunteers of Rwanda Extractive Industry Workers Union (REWU), trainees were explained the importance of Trade Union, Labour Law and International Labour Convention No. 182 on child labour and Convention No. 190 on the elimination of labour-based violence.

The subjects were tackled on 19th March 2020 in Karongi District where the training workshop took place.

Hobess NKUNDIMANA, INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT ON LABOR RIGHTS, told participants in the training that being in the trade union allows an employee to have a say in advocating for his or her rights and advocating for work-related issues.

“The hand of the employee who is in the union is always arisen to demand that the rights of the employee be respected,” he said.

The two-days workshop which ended on Friday, March 19, 2021 was organized by REWU in collaboration with World Vision Rwanda.

Its main purpose was to discuss the rights of the child and to find together what can be done to protect the child from sexual abuse as well as from the child labour.

Of course, the training was also part of equipping REWU volunteers with knowledge on the labour law so that once they reach the community they can train them using that knowledge they have gained from the workshop.

REWU Secretary General. Eng. Mutsindashyaka Andre says they are optimistic that the trainees are going to implement what they have been taught, especially in the prevention of child abuse and the prevention of child labor.

“Over the past two days, REWU volunteers have been able to learn a lot on the child protection, Labor Law, the International Labor conventions, and in particular this was to help them better understand their role in the campaign to protect children from child labor and sexual abuse. ” He said

Concluding the workshop on behalf of the Mayor of Karongi District, Mr. Karasanyi Nicola, the in charge of Karongi District Council, thanked REWU and World Vision for organizing the workshop adding that the rights of children should be respected by every Rwandan.

He called on the trainees to actively bring solutions in the protection of the child from any form of abuse and assured REWU and World Vision of cooperation in helping them achieve their mission.

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