UNMISS Women Network bid farewell to Rwandan female Police peacekeepers

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 30 September 2020 at 05:43

On September, 26, the Police Women Network leadership under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) joined Rwandan women police peacekeepers to a farewell working lunch to celebrate their contribution to international peacekeeping.

The farewell working lunch organized by Rwandan women peacekeepers, was attended by Women Network’s executive members.

It was held at Rwanda Formed Police Unit Two and Three (FPU-2 and FPU-3) base camp in the capital Juba.

The FPU-2 and FPU-3 contingents operating in Juba will soon be returning home after completing their tour of duty that lasted 18 months.

The two Rwandan Police contingents have combined 92 women peacekeepers.

In their message, the Women Network commended their Rwandan colleagues for their professional contribution to the UNMISS mandate.

They also thanked them for "exhibiting the heart to serve at the frontline of FPU operations."

The departing Rwandan female peacekeepers were further appreciated for all that they have achieved as women in service and for ably holding command positions from unit commander level, platoon commanders to section commanders and medical staff, against all odds.

"You served with excellence, looked after each other as sisters, sacrificed to leave your children and loved ones to serve as peacekeepers, and standing side-by-side with your male counterparts to make a difference," the Network partly said.

"Challenges faced was just another day on the job as professionally trained women."

Rwanda FPU-3 contingent commander, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jackline Urujeni also acknowledged the impact of the network in influencing women in service.

SSP Urujeni further thanked the UNMISS Police Commissioner for all the support to Rwandan Police women adding that they will leave with cherished memories and great time shared with the Women’s Network in promoting women in service and in peacekeeping in particular.

During the farewell lunch, Rwandan women peacekeepers handed over their financial contribution to support the activities of the Network.