28 June 2012

Rwanda: Country Handed the UN Award for Anti GBV Campaign

Following the announcement that was made last month by the UN office of the Director Division for Public Administration and Development Management, Rwanda was on Tuesday handed the

United Nations Public Service Award (UNPSA) 2012.

Rwanda came in the second place in the category of "Promoting Gender Responsive Delivery" of Public Services.

UNPSA is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service.

The award was handed over to the Inspector of Police Goreth Mwenzangu the coordinator of Isange One stop Center which operates at Police Hospital in Kacyiru in the event that took place the UN Head Quarters in New York. Isange One-Stop Centre operates under Rwanda National Police.

The Center was established in 2009 through the advocacy of the First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, to offer free medical assistance to victims of Gender based Violence (GBV).

The Center is part of a broader national campaign against Gender Based Violence.

Presiding over at the awarding ceremony, the secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon commended the innovative projects by different countries and emphasized the importance ofsharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices throughout the world.

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