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UN WOMEN TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING POLICE

By UG Reports

KAMPALA: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women {UN Women} will continue supporting Uganda Police Force.

This was revealed by Mrs Atekmi Ndieli the head of UN Women in Uganda Friday afternoon by handing over an assortment of equipment to the Uganda Police Force to help in combating of cases of sexual gender based Violence, Violence Against Women and children.

The equipment included three customized evidence vans, 18 scenes of crime officers kits, 18 scenes of crime cameras, DNA consumables, 3 preconfigured containers and 3 audio visual recording devices.

They were received by AIGP Asan Kasingye the Chief Political Commissar UN WOMEN Head offices in Naguru, Kampala.

Handing over the donation, Mrs Atekmi Ndieli noted that there’s still a lot to be done regarding reporting, protection, investigation and provision of survivor centered SGBV case management services as well as securing full accountability for GBV crimes.

Atekmi also said the prevailing transportation significantly affect service delivery initiatives such as the arrest of perpetrators, evidence collection, and handling, investigations and accessing victims for rapid response in SGBV cases.

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She reaffirmed UN Women continues to support the mandate of the Uganda Police Force for enforcement of law and order, especially laws to EVAW that provide for the protection, prevention as well as accountability far SGBV crimes.

Receiving the donation, AIGP Asan Kasingye noted that the items donated to Uganda Police Force through the Directorate of Forensic will enhance crime scene investigations through proper processing of crime and timely collection and transportation of evidence/ exhibits from different stations to the Forensic laboratory for analysis and timely reporting of the findings which will enhance the justice system.

AIGP Kasingye extended gratitude to UN WOMEN for their continued tireless efforts and support towards fighting impunity in SGBV and protection of children.

According to AIGP Kasingye, the donation contributes to Police’s journey towards a safe and secure society.

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