Women police officers are increasingly facing abuses in their homes although they enforce such laws to other women in the society, the Nyasa Times has learnt.
The National Women Police Officers Network has swiftly come in to combat the abuses by sensitizing the officers who normally keep quiet o the matter.
National Women Police Officers Network chairperson Elizabeth Chambangata said there was need to sensitise the women police officers on their rights.
Chambangata hailed the Inspector General of Police Lexter Kachama for appointing women police officers in senior positions but said there was need for the women police officers to know their rights so that they are not abused both at home and work places.
One of the women police officers Lyness Soko said sometimes women officers themselves are to blame because they look down upon themselves.
The British Department for International Department (DFID) official Jack Roberts said there was need to remove all barriers that prevent women from getting to top positions in the police.
Malawi is yet to have a female inspector general of police.