Sweden Supports Police


The Swedish government has given support to the Liberian National  after concluding three days  training on  sexual and gender based violence)SGBV) Prevention in the country.

Sweden is one of many countries which   has been helping Liberia in its economic  recovery  and technical assistance program over the  past years. The training brought 50 participants including social workers, police  as well as nurses. Of that, number, 44  of the participants were female.

It has conducted in Psychosocial Counselling, Human Rights and Peace Model in Investigations.  In addition to that, it intended to derive a coordinated approach amongst law enforcement officers, health workers and social workers for the provision of services to survival of sexual violence as well as strengthen mechanisms for the prosecution of perpetrators of SGBV in Liberia.

“This figure shows a fundamental push in our quest to increase women’s participation in the protection of human rights,” said Assistant Commissioner Varney Ali Sheriff, head of the Project Unit, LNP.

Sheriff  added;  that all the participants  were drawn from the Women And Children Protection Section (WACPS) assigned at  various  Zones  such as Six, Eight & 10 police stations; while  social workers and nurses assigned at the five One Stop Centers (Redemption Hospital, Hope for Women International, James David Hospital, Star of the Sea in West Point and the Duport Road Clinic) in Montserrado County attended.

Sheriff said,  the training  was a continuation of the Swedish Police Authority’s three-year capacity building of the LNP’s Forensic and Gender Sections.

“The Swedish Police Authority has been strategically supporting the LNP and partners in an effort to enhance the peace and justice,” Sheriff  told the participants

The participants applauded the Swedish government and the Liberian National Police for such support.

Speaking  at the program  for police director, was the Deputy Inspector General of Police for Crime Services Department, Intelligence and Interpol, Prince K. Mulbah,. He commended the Swedish government for its continued support.

“Sweden has continued to strengthen strategic partnership to the operations of the LNP. We are grateful for this friendship,” he  said. TNR


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