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Zimbabwe female officer breaks record with UN – Given peace-keeping award

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The award was given at the International Women and Law Enforcement Conference in Cairns, Australia, on September 18. Chota is the first police officer from Zimbabwe to receive the award. It recognises the outstanding accomplishments of female police officers serving the United Nations and has been bestowed annually since 2011.

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ZImbabwe Republic Police Assistant Inspector Annah Chota has received the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei.

As head of the Gender and Children Affairs Unit in the police component of UNISFA, Chota helped establish a women’s network in Abyei.

Through training workshops and campaigns with local communities, Chota contributed to a shift in how communities deal with ra_pe, domestic violence, child marriages and forced marriages, by recognising ra_pe of a wife by a husband as an offence.

ZImbabwe Republic Police Assistant Inspector Annah Chota has received the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei.

The award was given at the International Women and Law Enforcement Conference in Cairns, Australia, on September 18. Chota is the first police officer from Zimbabwe to receive the award. It recognises the outstanding accomplishments of female police officers serving the United Nations and has been bestowed annually since 2011.

As head of the Gender and Children Affairs Unit in the police component of UNISFA, Chota helped establish a women’s network in Abyei.

Through training workshops and campaigns with local communities, Chota contributed to a shift in how communities deal with rape, domestic violence, child marriages and forced marriages, by recognising ra_pe of a wife by a husband as an offence.