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16/04/2018 09:24:39

Haiti - Security : Workshop on the fight against violence based on gender
As part of its mandate to support the National Police of Haiti (PNH), the Minujusth Police Component Unit specializing in the fight against sexual violence based on gender (VSBG), together with the Sexual Crimes Unit of the Central Directorate of Judicial Police and the School of Magistracy organized a workshop in Jérémie on gender-based violence.

This workshop brought together about twenty participants in positions of authority working in the sector in Jérémie among others : senior officers of the PNH, Judges, prosecutors, local authorities, medical professionals, local media, women's protection associations, NGOs and religious representatives. It aimed to highlight best practices in prevention and the measures taken and to be taken in relation to cases of gender violence through a common understanding of the challenges and possible solutions to this problem.

The discussions focused on the socio-cultural approach, the legal aspects, the consequences for the victims and the society in general, the path through the judicial chain of victims of SGBV and the importance of take care of the victim for each actor of the judicial chain.

The organization of this workshop is part of the activities included in the 2018 plan of the UN Mission's VSBG unit, which focuses on the support of senior management at the intermediate and senior levels of the justice chain, SGBV services and community policing strategies to develop better relations between the community and the PNH.

Witing the framework of a eries financed by a Norwegian Trust Fund, this workshop follows that held in Jacmel from 22 to 23 February 2018 and will be followed by 7 others in different regions of the country.

The anti-SGBV team from Minujusth insists that the fight against gender-based violence does not only concern the police or the judicial system, but every actor in society at all levels.

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