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Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli will on August 30 present awards to civilians staff

Aug. 6, 2019 2 min read

MASERU – As part of the commemoration of the Women’s Month, Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli will on August 30 present awards to civilians staff and female police officers who performed outstandingly in different categories within the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS).

According to Inspector 'Mathabo Khanyapa of the police Women's Network Forum, candidates will be drawn from the support staff, Crime Prevention Committees (CPCs) as well as female police officers who are doing well in administration, discipline and public relations affairs. Inspector Khanyapa said this year's theme was 'refrain from violence pertaining to inheritance', thereby calling on parents to break the gender stereotypes and remove barriers that seek to serve misogynistic interests for the betterment of their families and communities that they live in. She said they were going to mobilise communities through public gatherings intended to sensitise them about the importance of equal share of inheritance for both boys and girls.

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She said as part of the programme, they would visit schools to teach learners about good conduct, encourage them to refrain from drugs and instil patriotism in them.“We will raise awareness on human trafficking which is very high in Lesotho, especially on women and girls who are being sexually exploited,” she said. She said they would hold several operations such as mobile patrols, beat patrols, stop and search operations and road check points among others. The African Women's month is commemorated annually in August as a tribute to more than 20,000 women who marched to the Union Building in South Africa on August 9, 1956 in protest against the extension of the Pass Laws to women. The day is aimed at helping nations worldwide to eliminate discrimination against women. It is also focused on helping women to gain full and equal participation in global development.



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