Training “Preventing and counteracting gender-based violence”

21.11 2023

On 21-22 November, the High School of Public Governance launched a training course on the general professional development programme “Preventing and Combating Gender-Based Violence, including Domestic Violence”.

The event is being implemented jointly with the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund in Ukraine (UNFPA).

The educational project aims to raise awareness among public servants about preventing, detecting, combating and responding to domestic violence.

At the opening of the training, Yuliia Lykhach, Director of the High School, noted that the issue of preventing and combating gender-based and domestic violence is a social problem, and the state must make efforts to ensure that the response to each such case is prompt, comprehensive and qualified, from the national level to the smallest community. That is why it is important for the High School to coordinate all educational service providers that train public servants at various levels.

“I am confident that the training conducted by our professional and experienced trainers will be a great opportunity to improve professional competencies, gain new knowledge, share practical experience and communicate with colleagues,” added Yuliia Lykhach.

Coaches will work with the participants for two days:
🔸 Iryna KOSTIUCHENKO, Head of the Department of Coaching Development at the High School of Public Governance, PhD in Psychology.
🔹 Oleksandra KHAMULENKO, Head of the Department for Compliance with Equality Standards at the National Social Service of Ukraine.
🔸 Svitlana MOSKALENKO, PhD in Public Administration, Head of the Department of Teaching Methodology and Scientific Research.
🔹 Maryna ROI, Chief Specialist of the Equality Compliance Department of the Equality Standards Compliance Office.

It is planned to discuss basic concepts, gender stereotypes, review European and national legislation on preventing and combating gender-based violence and domestic violence.

Among other things, the peculiarities of interagency cooperation and coordination of activities of various actors at all levels, types and forms of assistance to victims of gender-based violence and domestic violence, as well as the experience of the community in building a system of prevention and counteraction to gender-based violence and domestic violence will be considered.