Police officers and their families trained on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights matters.
A team of senior officers from the SGBV at CID headquarters Kibuli has camped in Savana Region to enhance and create awareness on GBV to police officers, their spouses and children.
The three day workshop was opened today by CP Kamya John who represented the Director Human Resource Administration in Luwero District.
According to D/SP Rose Nalubega the Ag CP SGBV, Police officers and their immediate families are not immune from harmful and rigid gender and sexual norms that tolerate, justify, encourage and legitimize violence which also affects their access to Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR).
SP Nalubega says dealing with SGBV requires strengthening access to services related to Reproductive Health including access to emergency contraceptives, PEP and family planning to deal with SGBV as well as keep society free from violence.
“There is a need for police officers living in barracks community to be trained on GBV, Causes, forms, effects so as to be able to use the powers they have effectively to reduce GBV, create awareness to members of the community on Laws, access to services to victims and as well respond to these cases more effectively as mandated by the law,” she said.
The police recently partnered with UNFPA to conduct awareness campaigns on GBV and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights among the Police families and Barracks with a view to enhance the prevention of and response to GBV and promoting Sexual Reproductive Health Rights.