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African police officers complete a course about gender-based violence


A group of 26 African police officers has just completed a gender-based violence course at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Otse, find Botswana, ask according to Mmegionline. 

The 26 participants (15 men and 11 women) came from Botswana, drug Malawi, Seychelles, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Swaziland.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, class representative Thomas Rogers from Sierra Leone said that priorities were given to crimes like burglary, murder, arson, fraud and terrorism among others, but "little do policy-makers know that most of these offences originate from home". 

The objectives of the course included developing and delivering a curriculum addressing the topic of gender-based violence and its implications for the criminal justice sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The course also looked at the legal, cultural, social and enforcement aspects of gender-based violence.

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