I would like to thank the National Police for its effort to fight Gender Based Violence which has in turn added to the country’s good image.
No wonder Rwanda was chosen to host the international conference on the ‘Role of Security Organs in Ending Violence against Women’.
This conference is vital and it will be held by our force in conjunction with other concerned institutions to lay better strategies to effectively fight GBV.
GBV can be a hindrance to development if not dealt with accordingly. It’s also good to see our country being committed to implementing its programmes.
The conference is organized 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.
It is also organized in the spirit of the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325/2000 which is aimed at protecting women and girls during and after armed conflicts and to fully involve females in conflict prevention, management and resolution, peace building and reconciliation.
This is vital to our society and once again thank you Rwanda National Police and we wish you all the best.