Northern Region Police have said they will not tolerate any form of intimidation or violence against women taking part in this year’s elections.
Speaking during training of station officers and operations officers on ending and responding to violence against women in elections, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Peter Chasweka said police will not condone any form of violence against women.
He said the region has so far not recorded any case of political violence against women.
Chasweka said police will ensure that women are protected so that they also conduct their rallies like any other candidate.
He called on police officers to properly handle complaints from women so that they have confidence in the police.
Said Chasweka: “At national level we have recorded 13 cases and that is why the police came up with these trainings to empower its officers to protect women in elections.
“We want to end such malpractices so that women also participate in elections and decision- making processes.”
Director of community policing and rural police units Maclean Muguntha said the trainings are covering all forms of violence.
He urged women participating in elections to report any form of intimidation or violence against them.