Dutch Minister for Migration visits Rwanda National Police

Fred Teeven and his delegation, IGP and senior Police officers in a meeting at the RNP headquarters in Kacyiru (Photo: RNP Media Center)

The Netherland’s Minister for Migration and State Secretary for security and Justice has lauded the steps taken in dealing with gender-violence related cases in the country.

Fred Teeven said this on Monday during his visit to Rwanda National Police headquarters in Kacyiru where he was received by the Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana.

“I am very impressed with how Rwanda National Police is dealing with GBV related crimes. It’s amazing how the force is focused to bring down the crime even further,” Mr. Teeven stated.

Teeven’s visit aimed at witnessing the force’s progress in fighting gender violence. The Dutch government, through its embassy in Kigali, supports Rwanda National Police in various policing areas, including the anti-gender violence campaign.

The Minister was brief on various strategies initiated by the force to effectively respond to gender violence such as provision of free psycho-socio and legal support to victims, the decentralisation of the gender desk at all Police stations countrywide and the periodic awareness campaigns to engage the community in the fight against the vice.

 The Police Chief appreciated the existing partnership between the Dutch government and Rwanda National Police.

He said that gender-based violence, though it has decreased tremendously, is still among the major crimes committed in the country.

IGP Gasana said the public are the force’s greatest allies in fighting the vice, through community policing.

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