Community policing and protection of rural women, theme of event in Ben Arous
07/12/2017 18:56, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – The National Union of Tunisian Women (UNFT) organised Thursday, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the local security council in Naassan, in the region of Ben Arous, a meeting on the theme "the community policing and the protection of women in rural areas ". Addresses and an exhibition of the products of craftswomen and workers in the agricultural sector were on the agenda of this event.

Speaking on this occasion, Radhia Jerbi, President of UNFT, underlined that this event aims to involve rural women in making decisions related to their security to materialise the principle of active citizenship and devote global security.

For his part, Lotfi Ben Hneya, chairman of the local security council in Naassan said that this pilot community policing experiment aims to improve the citizens’ relationship with the security services as part of the respect and the implementation of law, noting that this experience has reduced crime rates and public order disturbances in the region.

The speaker indicated that, as part of this experiment, periodic meetings between members of the local security council and neighborhood representatives are planned to collectively make the security decisions affecting the region.

For his part, Yassine Fatnassi, expert in establishing the concept of community policing at the United Nations Development Programme, said that this project is part of a programme of security reform in Tunisia based on the rehabilitation of the trust relationship between security forces, citizens and civil society through the improvement of the quality of services to guarantee a dignified life.

The protection of agricultural workers between legislation and reality, the economic empowerment of rural women and the phenomenon of violence: approaches and solutions are the main themes addressed during this event.

 

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