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Training of local authorities FROM Gasabo district on GBV

Haguruka, in partnership with Kvinna Till Kvinna, is implementing a project entitled “Ingo z’amahoro”. The Ingo z’Amahoro project aims to strengthen the capacity and knowledge of partners and stakeholders with regards to GBV legal frameworks, available GBV services, referral structures and procedures to follow.

Haguruka officially launched this project by conducting a training session for duty bearers and service providers in Gasabo district including District Officials, Executive Secretaries at sector and cell level, and police. This training took place at the Olympic Hotel in Gasabo district on the 28th and 29th June 2018. The aim of this training was to raise awareness among local authorities and service providers about women’s rights and laws regarding GBV matters, and to increase the capacity of local authorities to understand, apply and harmonize legal frameworks governing women’s rights and GBV.

This training took two days and gathered leaders including a representative of the Mayor of Gasabo, the Gender officer JADF, social affairs of sectors, cell leaders, a representative of the army, Police individuals in charge of GBV, and church representatives. Haguruka also invited the participants that will play a key role in supporting and collaborating with community volunteers. The training raised many discussions around gender-related issues and GBV which proved the importance of the training.

During the three years over which the project will be implemented, Haguruka will work with role model families and youth volunteers to educate families and youth on peaceful methods of resolving conflicts among couples and peers. With the help of transformed individuals, citizens will have good examples of united families and it will be easier for them to see that it is possible to change their behaviors and build peaceful homes. Through training, youth volunteers will gain the capacity to raise awareness of GBV, respond to GBV and advocate for GBV prevention within their respective peer groups, leading to the sustainability of Haguruka’s GBV prevention initiatives.

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