45 participants of the training “Preventing and Combating Gender-Based Violence, including Domestic Violence” received certificates of advanced professional development under the general standard programme of the High School of Public Governance.
The training was held jointly with the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service within the framework of cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund in Ukraine (UNFPA).
This time, representatives of local authorities and communities in Kyiv Oblast that are involved in combating and preventing domestic violence had the opportunity to improve their skills.
The group work was structured to offer participants practical recommendations on identifying, responding to and referring victims to appropriate services.
Over the course of two days, experienced trainers reviewed basic concepts and hot topics with the participants, as well as discussed community experience on the topic.
According to the participants, such trainings are important given the new challenges in their work and the urgent need for an effective response to gender-based domestic violence.
We would like to add that such advanced training has recently been conducted in Ternopil and Zakarpattia regions for public servants and other professionals involved in preventing and combating domestic violence. And as the training on preventing and combating domestic violence is of great interest, two more events are planned for December.
By the way, every year on 25 November, Ukraine joins the international campaign “16 Days Against Violence” to promote zero tolerance to violence and more effective protection, understanding and awareness among the public.