Barrick, Police partner to end gender violence

DAR ES SALAAM: BARRICK Gold Corporation has pledged to work closely with the Police Force and other stakeholders in educating society in the fight against gender-based violence in Dar es Salaam.

The initiative is part of the series of events to mark 16-day activism against gender-based violence in the society that commenced last Saturday.

Barrick Gold Corporation Communications Manager Ms Georgia Mutagahywa said the mining firm will collaborate with various stakeholders to provide education on human rights violations including gender violence.

“Barrick has decided to collaborate with Police to impart education aimed at fighting against gender violence in the society in all Dar es Salaam districts,” she said.

She said that on the 16-activism day, they will partner with gender desks from the Police to provide education in schools and other social areas. Kinondoni District Administrative Secretary Ms Stella Msoffe said the society faces violent treatment against the body and gender-based actions.

Ms Msofe urged public to raise their voices all the time against gender-based violence as well as provide education to the community. Despite challenges that still hamper the achievement in fighting abuses, the good news is public awareness about reporting the incidents has increased.

The Kinondoni Police Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mtatiro Kitinkwi said they will continue to work closely with stakeholders to provide education on various violent actions as well as making sure they taking legal action against those seized taking part in gender-based violence.

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