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United Nations has selected Rwanda as host to the International Conference on the Role of Security Forces in Ending Gender Based Violence (GBV) against Women.
Members of security organs from various countries applauded Rwanda for taking adopting numerous initiatives to fight Gender Based Violence (GBV).
The officers drawn from Africa, America and Asia said this yesterday, while touring the Isange One Stop Centre established at Kacyiru Police Hospital to offer medical services and care to GBV victims.
Female Police officers have vowed to fight for the rights of women and girls in their respective areas of operation by preventing gender related crimes, which are relatively still high in the country.
The female officers made the commitment on Saturday at the closure of this year's Female Police Convention held at the Peace Leadership Academy in Nkumba, Burera District.
The UN Women, in Partnership with the Ministry of Health, plans to establish one-stop centres to combat domestic violence in every district in order to extend services closer to victims.
UN Women specialist, Dona Kamashazi, announced this at a news briefing in Kigali yesterday ahead of the Global Open Day for Women and Peace.
The Minister of Justice, Tharcisse Karugarama has said that violence against women and girls in African countries is an enormous challenge that rests in the hands of regional security organs.
Karugarama said this, yesterday, while opening the 'Africa Regional Security Organs' capacity building workshop on violence against women and girls; prevention, response and peacekeeping,' held in Kigali.
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