The Kigali International Conference Declaration (KICD) Regional Centre of Excellence on Gender Based Violence and Child Abuse on Tuesday extended training on capacity building for security organs in Rwanda to complement their understanding and response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
The training brought together Rwanda National Police (RNP), Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF), Immigration, Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) and District Administrative Security Support Organ (DASSO) from Musanze district.
During the opening of the training Assistant commissioner of Police (ACP) Jean Baptist Ntaganira, the Northern Region Police Commander explained that this training comes in right time where behavior change is needed more than ever before.
Assistant commissioner of Police (ACP) Jean Baptist Ntaganira.
“About 100 participants are expected to use the skills acquired in influencing behavior change on matters related to the fight against gender based violence” ACP Ntaganira said.
“Two months ago, two women were killed by their husband as sign of gender based violence in our area that’s why this training comes in right time” Vice-mayor in charge of social affairs of Musanze district Marie Claire Uwamariya said.
“Capacity building and prevention of gender based violence in security organs is a firm foundation of building the bright future for our country Rwanda and we thank Rwanda National Police for organizing and conducting this training in Musanze” Uwamariya added.
Behavior change for gender based violence of women and girls are needed and it’s our responsibility.
ACP Lynder Nkuranga, the Executive Director for the Regional Center of Excellence on GBV and Child Abuse, who is also the Commissioner for Cooperation and Protocol in RNP, said that, its the role and responsibility of security organs to gather information before the crime happens for purposes of prevention.
“Every security personnel has the responsibility of combating gender based violence, said ACP Lynder.
Beline Mukamana, the provincial criminal investigator (PCI) said, as security organ increasing skills on crime related to gender based violence are to enable you to help those who are in need and to direct them to their right helper.
“Another reason for this training was to help you to understand gender based violence, human trafficking and child abuse in order to share those skills to residents of where you live and in gatherings like meetings” Mukamana advised.
Rwanda is one of the countries in world that promotes gender that is why security organs are always trained to prevent gender based violence, child abuse and related crimes.