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Sécurité: Yao Euphrasie celebrates the pioneers of the National Police

  
  
01-03-2019

The National Police of Côte d'Ivoire has, through its direction paid tribute to the first female police this Thursday, February 28. It was during a ceremony called "Police Pioneer Celebration Ceremony" at the National Police School in Cocody. Minister Euphrasia YAO, advisor to the President of the Republic in charge of gender, was the godmother of the ceremony.
 
 
Minister YAO Euphrasia, Special Adviser to the President of the Republic in charge of gender, made the Gender Coordination Unit of the National Police the honor of being the godmother of the ceremony of celebration of the first female police officer from Ivory Coast.
 
Promoting gender, she made her personal commitment. She never misses the opportunities where women are celebrated, where the gender issue is debated. This Thursday, February 28, she was still present alongside her sisters of the national police to magnify and celebrate the police woman and particularly the first ever promotion of women in the police. YAO Euphrasia expressed its joy to the women police for the choice made to her modest person as godmother of the ceremony. For her, this ceremony of celebration of the first female police "is a celebration of merit and commitment".
 
"The moment is favorable and this moment is now", is the slogan of the holder of the UNESCO Chair, Water, Women and Power of decision, the Minister Euphrasia YAO to galvanize women. Yes, she will say "the moment is favorable to the police school", because according to her, it is at the police academy that elite corps are formed to ensure security, often at risk. of their life. Then, the moment is favorable because in this trade, our country quickly realized that it was necessary to introduce the women ", supported the minister. She paid a heartfelt tribute to all women police and especially those of the first class.
 
As with every opportunity, YAO's Euphrasia came back on progress and reforms in the promotion of gender in Ivory Coast since the advent of Alassane OUATTARA. Among these reforms "we have the opening of the military preparatory and technical school (EMPT) of Bingerville and the Gendarmerie to women. In addition to these reforms for the advancement of women in the army, an action plan has been put in place for the promotion of gender, which has already registered several achievements, notably the Compendium of Women's Skills of Côte d'Ivoire, a unique instrument in the world. This action plan has enabled Côte d'Ivoire to obtain several national and international awards, "said the special adviser to the President of the Republic.
 
 "But much still needs to be done to raise Côte d'Ivoire even further in terms of promoting gender," she acknowledged, as Côte d'Ivoire ranks 43rd out of 50 countries in Africa in terms of gender equality. promotion of the genre. Minister Euphrasia Yao urged police women to take ownership of gender-mainstreaming reforms, including the Compendium of Women's Skills of Côte d'Ivoire, and urged them to do more to eradicate the scourge of gender-based violence for, according to her, the fight against this scourge and the empowerment of women will make it possible to consolidate security and peace.
 
Before YAO Euphrasia, the Director General of the National Police Kouyaté Youssouf representing the Minister of Interior and Security Sidiki Diakité expressed his gratitude to the godmother for her constant and personal commitment to the promotion of gender in Ivory Coast
 
For the DG of the National Police "the national police very quickly understood the policy of the genre through the recruitment of the first women police in 1987". The national police has so far 13.30% of women of the workforce according to Kouyaté Youssouf. Aware of this thin representation of women in the national police force, the Director-General indicated that efforts are underway to increase the number of women. An increase in the number of women in the National Police is necessary because "the performance of women police is satisfactory," says Kouyaté Youssouf.


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