Preventing GBV: More Police officers undergo training

Forty seven Police officers on Monday started training on how to prevent crimes related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
The five-day training also seeks to equip the officers with more skills in handling GBV cases including legal, psycho-socio and awareness programmes.
The course organised by Rwanda National Police is held at the force’s Ethics Centre in Kacyiru.
Participants will also exhaust ways of handling evidences, report writing and criminal laws related to arrest, detention as well as the relationship between HIV and GBV.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Stanley Nsabimana, who presided over the launch of the training, said:”Gender-Based Violence breaches fundamental rights.”
He added: “Enhancing officers’ skills is this respect in critical to actively and effectively prevent, respond to investigate the vice and also sensitize people on how to prevent and report such cases”.
He told them to use this opportunity to acquire more skills to fight gender violence and to counsel the affected families through awareness.

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