Tuesday, 28 May 2013

WB President lauds Rwanda National Police on anti GBV initiatives

WB President lauds Rwanda National Police on anti GBV initiatives
Bank Ki-Moon and World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim unveil foundation stone for the construction of AFSOCCA-VAWG Secretariat
The President of the World Bank Dr. Dr. Jim Yong Kim admired the services and operations of Isange One Stop Center at the Rwanda National Police Hospital.
The center treats victims of gender based violence among others. “I have never seen this before,” Dr. Yong Kim said and added that the center is very professional and presents the best way of storing evidence against perpetrators.
He said storing data in a good environment like this and not to armatures, is very important. “Evidence is a critical asset because it will help put criminals in jail. The center also offers both legal and counseling services to the victims of the violence.
Dr. Yong Kim made the remarks during the ceremony to unveil a foundation stone for the facility of the Africa’s Security Organs Centre for Coordination of Action to end Violence Against Women and Girls (AFSOCCA).
The creation of AFSOCCA is a response to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s campaign “UNiTE to end Violence against Women and Girls” launched in 2008.
Inspector General of Police Emanuel. K Gasana said Rwanda security organs responded to the Ki-Moon’s campaign by establishing “Isange One Stop Centre” to address Violence against Women and Girls across the country. The center receives strong support from the First Lady Madame Jeanette Kagame.
Due to its excellent service, the Isange One-Stop-Centre won the 2012 United Nations Public Service Award. According Gasana, “The UN Public Service Award is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service.”


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