First Sergeant Renita Rismayanti acquired the distinguished Lady Police Officer of the Yr Award throughout a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York.
At 27, she is the youngest recipient within the Award’s 13-year historical past.
Working for change
Ms. Rismayanti is deployed as against the law database officer at MINUSCA, which has a mandate that features defending civilians and supporting safety sector reform.
She has helped conceptualize and develop a database that allows UN Police (UNPOL) to map and analyse crime and dysfunction hotspots.
“I settle for this award on behalf of all these quietly working for constructive change,” she stated.
‘Keep in mind your limitless potential’
Ms. Rismayanti thanked the MINUSCA management, her part chief, and her colleagues.
“By means of nice dedication and teamwork, now we have achieved nice success,” she stated, noting that their work has contributed to enhancing safety for susceptible communities, together with girls and ladies.
Reflecting on her journey as a police officer, she spoke in regards to the significance of listening to your internal voice and by no means giving up on turning into the individual you aspire to be.
“To all girls, wherever chances are you’ll be, I urge you to recollect your limitless potential,” she stated.
“You possess the facility to enact change, encourage others, and go away a permanent mark upon the world. Allow us to lengthen our hand to these looking for their path, for real empowerment lies in uplifting others.”
Agent of change
The pinnacle of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, counseled Ms. Rismayanti for making each the United Nations and her dwelling nation very proud.
Her work is in flip serving to the CAR safety forces to higher plan for his or her operations in a gender-sensitive method, he added.
“Immediately, we’re celebrating a United Nations Police officer, who, as a younger agent of change, has superior the United Nations’ efforts to leverage knowledge and know-how to make sure the effectivity of our operations and relevance of the United Nations for the longer term,” he stated.
A high precedence
Mr. Lacroix underlined that the Ladies, Peace and Safety Agenda stays a core precedence for the UN Division of Peace Operations.
He stated efforts proceed in the direction of making peacekeeping operations extra gender-responsive and to advance girls’s full, equal and significant participation in peacekeeping and in peace and political processes.
“In gentle of the threats to private security which disproportionately have an effect on girls, UNPOL’s confidence-building actions and patrols constantly undertaken within the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and South Sudan have helped to take away impediments to girls’s participation and stabilize primary safety situations,” he added.
He congratulated the UN Police Division for its efforts in the direction of assembly gender parity targets, noting that ladies account for six out of 13 heads or deputy heads of UN police elements in subject missions.