Army, Police and Prisons officers from 40 African countries are in Rwanda attending a three days training on Gender Based Violence and Human trafficking.
The countries are members of the Kigali International Conference Declaration ( KICD) and are attending the training at the Rwanda National Police Headquarters in Kacyiru.
Charity Wibabara, a staff of the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA), said that Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) and the Rwanda Forensic Laboratory (RFL) is very important to the prosecution because it has equipment that is helpful in establishing tangible evidence needed to convict the Gender Based Violence and Human Trafficking suspects.
“The prosecution used to be challenged with lack of scientific evidence on gender based violence committed against women and children. Now that Rwanda has a forensic laboratory is of enormous importance in the fight against Gender Based Violence,”she said.
Commissioner of Police Daniel Nyamwasa urged local government leaders to play the primary role in fighting GBV, Child Abuse and Human Trafficking.
“Leaders of the local security organs are the people that should be the first examples to society and our families in the fight against gender based violence.”
The training is one of the sessions commemorating the annual police week ‘week 18’ during which time police and other government institutions and partners engage in mobilizing communities and local government leaders to fight GBV,Child Abuse, Human Trafficking, Drug Abuse, and other societal disparities.