As we celebrate the International Women’s Day, the IGP has extended best wishes to all women in the UPF and the world at large. The theme this year is; Innovation and Technology, for gender equality. We therefore, celebrate all female officers, volunteers and staff.

In the UPF Gender Equality and Empowerment remains a priority, both in our policing operations and leadership roles. The UPF continues to see a steady progress with the number of women in the force increasing and that of women in senior roles of leadership.

The IWD theme is inspiring, because equality for all is essential, Gender equality works both ways and its important to have equal levels of access to opportunities to enable all of our employees to reach their full potential. We are also grateful and respectful to the women and men, who have campaigned for gender equality for many years. At the UPF, we are fortunate that our organization recognizes and celebrates the need for equality for all.

We are supporting the theme and continue to encourage all women in the UPF to aim higher to achieve what they are capable of and to believe in themselves. What’s encouraging is that today, there are more women in policing, more women in being promoted into higher ranks and in specialist roles in IT, Forensics, top leadership.

Source: Uganda Police Force