Report of regional gender analaysis training workshop for African police officers
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
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In Africa, women are recognised as the most vulnerable and marginalised group. The situation of women and children is further aggravated by exploitation; gender based violence, sexual arassment and abuse, as well as the increasing trafficking women and children. The abuse of the rights of children and women in particular has a negative impact on women's empowerment, as it affects their participation in all sectors of life. Given its role in supporting the implementation of the Global and Regional Platforms for Action for the advancement and empowerment of Women, and its concern for the sustainable and equitable economic development of Africa, UNECA has, over the last three years provided technical advisory support to the Uganda Police Force in the implementation of a gender capacity building and gender mainstreaming programme. This programme focuses on the promotion and protection of the human rights of women and children.