African women commend gov’t’s approach on GBV

African women touring Isange One-Stop Centre in Kigali

African women touring Isange One-Stop Centre in Kigali

Women attending the ongoing ‘African Centers of Excellence (ACE)’ meeting in Kigali visited the Rwanda National Police (RNP) anti-gender and domestic violence medical wing – Isange One Stop Centre and commended the force for its holistic approach in dealing with women and child issues.

The delegation headed by Melat Tekletsadik, the director of ACE was on August 6, 2014 received by Chief Inspector of Police Shafiga Murebwayire, the Director of Isange.

African Center of Excellence for women’s leadership meeting organized by Rwanda Women Network is a programme that responds to an articulated need by women across the continent for a strategic leadership organizations and development.

It also seeks for a stronger and more coordinated effort to help women advocate for issues that most concern them.

Participants in the ACE meeting are from Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

Melat said they visited the centre to learn and gain experience on how GBV issues are addressed in Rwanda.

“The medial services are availed; the legal services are availed including the laboratory. This is very important because victims do not have to go to many places,” Melat noted.

Isange established in 2009 with the support of the First Lady Jeannette Kagame through Imbuto Foundation and One-UN Rwanda offers free medical, psycho-socio and legal services to victims of gender and domestic violence.


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