Mauritius police force advocates for gender equality

The Mauritius Police Force - Training on Customer Care. Photo : The Mauritius Police Force

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Mauritius Police Force (MPF) is advocating for the advancement of women emancipation as they seek to achieve gender equality.

Speaking recently at an event held in Line Barracks, Port-Louis, Commissioner of Police, Marip Nobin emphasised that MPF will continue to uphold the dignity, respect of all serving police women and annihilate all forms of discriminatory practices.

“The induction of women in the MPF can be traced back as far as the 1940s, and underpinned the changing role and contribution of Women Police Officers throughout the years,” said Nobin.

“Women Police Officers are now called upon to serve in various capacities in almost all sections of the Police Force as well as take up commanding roles at par with their male colleagues.”

According Nobin, a change in mindset is required empower women as there are still challenges hindering the process. He said it is essential to uphold the values and principles of gender equality, in particular in male-dominated organisations like MPF, where women are numerically inferior.

“Despite the challenging environment, Women Police Officers still contribute to the efficiency of the Police Force by performing their job with honour and in a praiseworthy manner,” he said.

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