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Gender Awareness in Conflict & Emergencies for Female Police Personnel

The police play a very critical role in protecting the lives and properties of individuals (men, women, and children). They are principally responsible for maintaining internal peace and order; upholding the rule of law and performing their duties with sensitivity and regard for members of the community. Since the liberation of most of the LGAs in Borno, the police have been largely deployed to stay among the populace ensuring the return of civil authority, protection of lives and properties of the returnees in the communities. In 2016, over 100 police women were posted to protect victims and women in the communities in Borno state to respond to the specific needs of women and girls especially in a conflict environment. Sequel to this, the Commissioner of Police, Borno command approached international development partners for support in building the capacity of its female officers engaged in gender policing because of the capacity gap identified in this regard. It is against this background, that CLEEN is implementing a Project targeted at training female police officers in Maiduguri, Borno state to fill in the identified gaps through the design, development, and administration of training modules that suit the needs of the female police officers in Borno state.

The goal of the project is principally to strengthen the capacity of the women police personnel across Borno State to deliver on their responsibility to the communities they work in, to further strengthen and help these communities maintain peace