The visiting United Nations first Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security, Clotilde Gasarabwe Mbaranga, has commended the national police of Rwanda for its efforts to combat gender based violence.
Mbaranga made the remarks on January 6, 2013 while visiting Rwanda National Police headquarters, where she visited different anti GBV initiatives established by the force.
She said that Rwanda National Police strategies against Gender Based Violence (GBV) are best practices to be shared around the world to effectively uproot the vice.
“This is a very impressive center and a great commitment to fight against sexual violence,”
“This is a best practice to be shared around the world and especially in Africa where so many people are being abused”.
The UN official was accompanied by the Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana, who toured Isange One Stop Centre and visited different rooms including safe room where traumatized GBV victims are received and the center’s laboratory.
Isange One Stop Centre was established in 2009 by the Rwanda National Police (RNP) in partnership with Imbuto Foundation and the United Nations (UN), to provide free medical, legal and psycho-social services such as counseling to victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV).
In a related development, the UN official also commended the government of Rwanda for efforts to shelter and protects Congolese refugees who fled the recent fighting between soldiers loyal to the Kinshasa government and M23 rebels.
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