Due to the raise of rape cases and teen pregnancies as well as unwanted one, voices of feminists are advocating for men castration as only one solution to intimidate other possible cases.

Sources reaching the Express News is that there are renewed debates of the male castration after the number of the unwanted pregnancies toll.

There have been debates in the last decade as campaigners discuss whether the growing number of the rapists and unwanted pregnancies could be sorted out by the heavier penalties of the castration but the vying bills on the matter always lost the vote before the lower chamber of the parliament.

According to Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF) data, in 2017 alone, 17,337 girls under 18 years were impregnated. The number rose to 19,832 as of December last year.

Eastern province had highest figures, with Nyagatare district recording 1,465 girls raped and they got pregnant. It was followed by Gatsibo district with 1,452 cases. Gasabo district in Kigali had 1,064 girls.

Rwandan laws punish rape and defilement with up to life imprisonment and one can say there are many rapists, but judges need to consider the consent matter to avoid possibilities injustices on men. Do really the jailed men rape or some girl consent to sex but later report their sexual partners?

On social media, the anger against the men with implicit message towards allegedly abusing girls is ever more visible.

Judicaelle Irakoze, wrote on twitter, “men are given male superiority from the beginning,”

“Men as a social class had emotional awareness but they don’t because patriarchy sets them up to be unavailable to their own vulnerability. If they were aware of how messy they are, they would seriously abolish male supremacy for their own benefit,” her tweet further says.

Another feminist, Samira Isimbi, wrote, “Men will really kill us if we don’t stop trusting them, they are really not human beings. They will all kill you slowly and you will be left alone to deal with the consequences,”

President Paul Kagame recently pardoned 52 women in jail who had been convicted of abortion.

Justice Minister, Johnston Busingye, comenting on the presidential mercy of 52 jailed women, said President Kagame yesterday pardoned 52 women convicted for abortion and infanticide. All those formalities done, they will rejoin their families’ tomorrow.

Chemical castration is the use of drugs to lower sexual desire and libido, with minimum treatment lasting three to five years, according to studies done in Canada, Sweden and Denmark.

The policy has been trailed in these 3 countries with evidence from Scandinavia suggesting it can cut re-offending rates from 40 percent to 5 percent.

The Express News


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