Police Trains Officers to Effectively Manage Gender-related Issues

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The Department of Women Affairs has successfully concluded a two-day induction training program for Gender Focal Point of officers representing various regions and specialized units.

The comprehensive training was concluded on September 14, 2023, at the Police Headquarter in Naguru.

According to ACP Carolyne Akoth, the Head of Women Affairs in Police, the primary objective was to equip police officers with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage gender-related issues.

She added that, the goal is to coordinate gender mainstreaming activities and programs across all of their operational domains.

The ultimate goal of this initiative is to tackle gender-related inequalities within the force, empowering officers and enhancing service delivery to the broader public.

While addressing the officers, Akoth stressed the importance of addressing gender stereotypes.

“As a manager, it is crucial to recognize and challenge common stereotypes about women and men, regardless of the societal and professional context you find yourself in,”  Akoth said.

Akoth also underlined how critical it is to comprehend gender dynamics and how taking them into account might benefit the organization.

She also emphasized the need for officers to be exemplary, serving as role models to promote these principles within the institution and the communities they serve.

A total of 20 officers have benefited from this valuable training program, which began on Wednesday September 14, 2023.

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