United Nations has selected Rwanda as host to the International Conference on the Role of Security Forces in Ending Gender Based Violence (GBV) against Women.
The conference slated for October 26-27, will bring together policy makers, police and army officers of 22 African countries, particularly from the Central and East Africa.
While addressing the focal point committees in charge of organizing the conference at, the police headquarters, Kacyiru, the Commissioner General of Police, Emmanuel Gasana urged them to work towards making the conference a success.
“At the end of this conference, the activities we will implement will show that we are committed to fighting GBV and fully implementing the UN Security Council Resolution 1325/2000”
“The resolution aims at protecting women and girls during and after armed conflicts and to fully involve women in conflict prevention, management and resolution, peace building and reconciliation”
He called upon all focal points to be active in making the conference a success and fight GBV in the country.
The conference organised by the Rwanda National Police (RNP) in collaboration with the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) gender desk and supported by Rwanda UN family is in the framework of the UN Secretary General’s global campaign dubbed “Say No – UNITE to End Violence against Women” (2008-2015) launched on February 25, 2008.
Odda Gasinzigwa, the Chief Gender Monitor commended the RNP for its effort to fight GBV in the country and the for taking an upper hand in implementing the UN Resolution following the country’s establishment of the National Action Plan on the resolution and the establishment of the steering committee that was mandated to follow up its implementation.