The department of women affairs in Partnership with UN Women yesterday Marked the end of the 16Days of Activism Against GBV . This was on a one-day workshop conducted at Hilton Garden Inn under the theme “Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Men.”
UN Women Representative, Ms Evelyn Letiya urged the officers to cite the different forms of Gender Based Violence stressing the need to report any cases of GBV, calling upon case officers not to blame victims of various forms of GBV.
“We need empathy when we have those kind of cases; we don’t want our people to shun away from us in fear of being ashamed,” she noted.
Presiding over the workshop, the Deputy Inspector General Of Police, Maj Gen. Katsigazi Tumusiime stressed the need for officers to be more vigilant with the rise in cases on Gender Based Violence calling for respect and trust between each other.
The DIGP emphasized the magnitude of sexual harassment and called upon officers to report any incidents of sexual harassment.
The Head of Women Affairs, ACP Caroline Akoth, in her remarks appreciated the efforts of the UN Women and management of police towards ensuring the better gender policies in the Force as well as the efforts in the fight against sexual Gender Based Violence.