The Kuruman SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit reached out to women employees at the Oasis Casino.
THE KURUMAN SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit commemorated Women’s Month by hosting an educational session to raise awareness on crimes against women for female employees at Oasis Casino on Friday.
Northern Cape police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Twana said that this year’s Women’s Month is being commemorated under the theme ‘Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights for an Equal Future’.
Tawana said the commander of the FCS unit, Captain Karen Nel, encouraged women to break the silence against women abuse.
“Nel told the women that they must continue to report crimes such as rape, abuse and the non-payment of child maintenance. The police have a mandate to serve and protect the citizens of this country. No woman should experience any form of abuse,” said Tawana.
He added that male employees were also encouraged to protect vulnerable people in their communities.
“The male employees also framed part of the programme and they were encouraged to protect all women. They were encouraged not to abuse women. Information pamphlets were also distributed and the women were informed about the procedure of how to report any form of women abuse,” he said.