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Policemen to undergo training on gender based violence
Outgoing Police spokesman Asan Kasingye said they will ask the police council to approve the proposed three months training for all police officers in handling gender violence cases.

The police handling of victims of gender-based violence falls below par and makes their situation worse.

That concern emerged during the dissemination of a report on gender-based violence.

The police also stand accused of downplaying some of the reported cases and emboldening some of the perpetrators.

The plight of some gender-based violence victims is compounded by some police officers during interrogation because of lack of privacy.

The police also came under fire for not providing the statutory forms for recording statements from victims of gender-based violence.

The study attributed the higher HIV infection rates among women on such poor response.

 

Outgoing Police spokesman Asan Kasingye said they will ask the police council to approve the proposed three months training for all police officers in handling gender violence cases.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police shared a sad story of a parent who brought his daughter to the police after she had been defiled.

He says that the man came back at night and defiled the girl.

This he says is because of police inaction, and the training will go a long way in solving some of these problems.