Jacklin Mahon, Director of UNFPA Tanzania, said in her speech: “UNFPA believe it is necessary to facilitate the construction of desk offices, to help eradicating genocide, child marriage, early pregnancy, rape, perverted practices, FGM and gender-based violence to facilitate sustainable development and well-being”.

She further encouraged the community in Tanzania: “Through this police gender desk opening I would like to call to the community to use these offices to provide information to eliminate violence in the community. If your brother or friend goes through sexual abuse, provide information so that he or she can be helped. I would like to thank the government through the Ministry of Health, Gender and Children, Police and Children’s Forum in Tanzania.”

Moreover, the Inspector General of Police Tanzania Saimon Siro, during the inauguration of Police gender Desk stated: “Since we establish the police gender desk we managed to reduce abuse cases compared to the past. For this year of 2019, we admitted 41.416 people all over the country. This shows now that the community has understood and is ready to cooperate with police to eliminate gender abuse in society. We decided to start here at Serengeti because they are so many abuse, as compared with others district.

Inspector General of Police Tanzania Saimon Siro

Siro also addressed the people of Serengeti, urging them to “change our perspective about women, we have to protect and not to abuse women by beating or cutting them. We have to educate our daughter and not cut girls, we have to love our daughter and not to marry our young daughters. Anyone who will do it, we shall deal with him according to the law of our country”.

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