UN hails Rwanda’s approach in fighting GBV

 UN officials touring the GBV centre in Kigali

UN officials touring the GBV centre in Kigali

A delegation of 10 officials from the United Nations on 30, visited Isange One Centre in Kacyiru Police Hospital, to learn from the centre’s achievements in as far addressing Gender Based Violence (GBV) is concerned.

United Nations delegation commended Rwanda’s Isange One Stop Centre, an initiative to combat Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases.

Lanyny Martin, the head of the delegation said he was impressed by Rwanda National Police’s achievements particularly in the area of Gender Based Violence.

He noted that, the skills they acquired from the centre will be shared among Female Police Officers and that the skills will help a great deal in addressing GBV cases across the world.

Rwanda set up the centre to fight the vice, a move which has also helped accelerate the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.

The Chief Inspector of Police, Shafiga Murebwayire, the Isange One Stop Centre’s Director briefed UN officials on the centre’s achievements since its inception in 2009.

Murebwayire said that One Stop Centre’s offers free medical services to victims of GBV.

Statistics indicate that the centre has so far received about 7, 000 cases since its establishment.

The UN officials are in the country to teach Rwandan female Police officers on skills such as shooting, driving and language.

Isange is in line with the framework of the UN resolution 1325, which aims at protecting women and girls during and after armed conflicts, and to fully involve females in conflict prevention, management and resolution, peace building and reconciliation.

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