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Training of Paralegals, Representatives of Women Council, National Youth Council, and GBV Committee on GBV Administration

Haguruka inline with its mission of creating a society where the rights of women and children are respected; where women and children live free from violence and discrimination so that they can reach their full potential, in regards to one of its areas of intervention namely “capacity development of partners and stakeholder”, has organized and prepared a three-days training on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Administration (Gender norms, Gener roles, Positive Masculinity and Behaviour Change) to Paralegals, Representatives of National Women Council, National Youth Council, and Gender-Based Violence Committee from Bugesera District.

Haguruka conducted the training collaboratively with Women for Women International under the project entitled “Let us Speak-Twiceceka funded by USAID-Rwanda. The training took place in between 25th and 27th February 2019 at Café de Nyamata in Bugesera District. Haguruka engaged in this activity to build the capacity of the stakeholders in order to be active actors in GBV detention, prevention, and response within their own community.

The training was really productive, and the participants appreciated a lot on how the training program has developed their mind by providing them with new skills about GBV victim’s referral system path-way from the community to the national level so that they can be involved and work for hand in hand with each other to fight against GBV. As the GBV victims did not have a common understanding about the way to go by seeking for help, this training has played a great role of raising awareness on different ways and means to sue when victims seek assistance when faced any kind of violence.

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