Waterloo CPG creates women’s arm
– to empower women
Fifteen women have formed a women’s arm to the Waterloo Community Policing Group (CPG) in Mahaica-Berbice (Region Five) to empower women and reduce domestic violence and other crimes.
The sub-group aims to create a safe space to share crime-related information with the main CPG, and to encourage women to take a hands-on approach in crime reduction.
The women’s group is expected to embark on a mask-making project before year end to combat COVID-19.
Meanwhile, CPG Public Relations Officer Mr. Dave Danny said there are ongoing outreaches to revamp the voluntary organisation. He said a five-year hiatus in the CPGs prompted outreaches in search of women and youths who are willing to join in a collective effort to reduce crime.
Additionally, Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Robeson Benn, has mandated an administrative team to host a nationwide mobilisation to stimulate interest in keeping communities safe and providing needed resources. Earlier this month, the Ministry of Home Affairs launched a reconstituted CPG programme with a focus to rebuild, boost membership and regain trust within communities to combat crime.