About 100 female Police officers from different departments and units across the country came together in a one day meeting to share and harmonize experiences and to ensure timely intervention.
The dialogue provided a platform for the female RNP officers to share knowledge and ideas for proper interventions; to strengthen the Regional Centre of Excellence’s capacity to build the skills of security organs; and to enhance networking and collaboration with other service providers to jointly address the the vice.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police DIGP in charge of Administration and Personnel, Jeanne Chantal Ujeneza, while opening the meeting, said that RNP is committed to fight all forms of GBV.
She pointed out that gender desks, training, awareness and seminars are some of the means through which GBV and child abuse issues are addressed.
The Deputy Police Chief commended the role of different partners in tackling these human rights violations.
She appealed to the women police officers give it due attention in their policing tasks.
Clement Kirenga from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), said that achieving sustainable development goal goes with tackling violations still faced by women and children.
"No country can achieve sustainable development goals while women and girls are still facing gender based violence challenges," Kirenga said.