BUJUMBURA, (Xinhua) --
As the world celebrated on Wednesday the
International Women’s Day, Burundian women said that they are
eager to contribute to the well-being of their households.
“A woman plays a big
role in the development of her household and therefore the
development of the country. Both my husband and I have to work
hard and no one between us should take a rest,” Clotilde
Ndayishimiye, a seller of clothes at Buyenzi City Market said.
She added that more
and more women are now aware that they play an important role in
the promotion of the well-being of families.
selling fruits indicated that she helped her husband build a
“My husband bought a
plot and I contributed to raising walls of the house,”
Bernadette Hategekimana said.
She added that it
has been nowadays difficult for men alone to pay school fees for
In a declaration at
the international women’s day, the Burundian government
acknowledged that the women’s day happens at a time when the
east African nation is facing hunger caused by climate change.
harvests observed these days do not allow women to enjoy their
life in their households,” Burundian Gender Minister Martin
He also indicated
that the high fecundity rate reported in Burundi weakens
In Burundi, the
women’s day has been celebrated in the country’s eastern
province of Ruyigi under the theme “Protecting the environment:
key to food security and women empowerment.”