UN camp residents in South Sudan "trust more" when searches are conducted by women
UNPOL officer in South Sudan, Cynthia Anderson records date of search on shelter in displaced persons camp in Juba.
South Sudanese citizens who have been displaced to UN protection camps as a result of conflict say they feel safer when those camps are searched for weapons and other prohibited items.
When the search is conducted by women, there's a higher sense of trust, confidence and security.
That's according to Cynthia Anderson, an officer from Ghana who is serving in the UN Police force, UNPOL, in South Sudan.
She leads the team who conducts surprise inspections to ensure the sites, known as POCs, remain civilian in nature.