Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Rwanda : Rwanda police wins UN award

Rwanda National Police has scooped 2nd place in the United Nations Public Award (UNPSA) 2012, in the category of “Promoting Gender Responsive Delivery” of Public Services; for its effort in the fight against sexual and gender based violence through Isange one Stop Center initiative
The announcement was made by the UN office of the Director Division for Public Administration and Development Management, and The United Nations Public Service Day Awards Ceremony will take place in New York from 25 to 27 June 2012.
Rwanda National Police recognizes different efforts for the success of the center, according to a press release released by the National Police.
The Isange One stop center facility is an initiative under Rwanda National Police, a where victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence and child abuse could be catered for.
The center was established in 2009 through the advocacy of The First Lady of Rwanda Madam Jeannette Kagame who put in place infrastructures covering different suitable services for women at Kacyiru Police Hospital including Isange One Stop Center.
Isange one Stop Center was established as a complement to the national efforts in the fight against Gender Based Violence. The center provides holistic package of services that include medical, medico-legal, psychosocial/counseling, as well as safe room services where victims receive basic services like feeding, clothing and shelter all for free.  All these ensure that the victims access timely justice.
The center has been greatly supported by One UN Rwanda (UNFPA, UNICEF, and UN Women) as well as stakeholders and partners.
The UNPSA award is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service.


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