Spotlight Initiative donates desktop computer to Dowa Police VSU

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) under Spotlight Initiative Programme with funding from European Union (EU) has donated a desktop computer to Dowa Police Victim Support Unit.

Speaking on Friday, July 2 2021 at Dowa Police Station during the handover of the desktop computer, Gender-Based Violence services officer for United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) under Spotlight Initiative in Dowa, Fadress Nyirenda, said the donation is aimed at assisting the police victim support unit in documentation of all sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) cases at the station.

“The VSU is one of the essential service providers to victims and survivors of gender-based violence,” said Nyirenda.

Nyirenda (R) handing over the equipment

She further said the goal is to ensure that women and girls who experience violence, including sexual gender-based violence use available, accessible, acceptable and quality essential services including for long-term recovery from violence.

Receiving the donation, Dowa Police Station Officer, Senior Superintendent Frankie Kayange said the donation of the desktop computer to victim support unit will help the officers in capturing all cases related to sexual gender-based violence and for proper records purposes.

On her part, Victim Support Unit coordinator for Dowa Police Station Sub Inspector Amnesty Banda hailed Spotlight Initiative, saying the desktop computer will help in the documentation of gender-based violence cases.

Gladson M'bumpha

Gladson M'pumpha is a Public Relations Officer for Dowa Police

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