Apply to the international training program "Prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence – strengthening agents of change". The program is a organized by The Swedish Police Auhtority, The Division of International Affairs and Kvinna till Kvinna and aims to increase the capacity of the targeted organisations and authorities to prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence, according to Rule of Law. This year, the training program is open for applicants from Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Moldova and Ukraine. Apply until the 9th of December!
Gender Based Violence is the ultimate consequence of gender inequality, lack of human rights and equal opportunities for all. It is a global phenomenon, which constitutes an obstacle to the full participation of women in society.
We all know someone affected by Gender Based Violence – whether it is as a victim of crime, survivor, perpetrator or bystander. It is a violation of human rights, which globally affects at least around 30 percent of all women, according to the World Health Organisation.
Ending all forms of Gender Based Violence and ensuring women’s security is highly prioritized by the Swedish government and contribute to goal 5 and 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: gender equality, access to justice and effective, accountable and inclusive institutions.
The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) offers Advanced International Training Programmes of strategic importance to the social and economic development in bilateral partner countries. On Sida’s behalf, this International Training Programme “Prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence: Strengthening agents of change”, is implemented by the Swedish Police Authority in collaboration with the Swedish civil society organisation the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation.
The programme is specially designed for professionals qualified to participate in reform processes of importance on different levels. They also need to hold a position in their home organisation with possibility to promote and run processes of change. During the training programme, participants and their organisations are supported to strengthen, adapt and maintain capacity to define and achieve goals to prevent and respond to gender based violence. The participants will engage in a process of exchange and mutual learning with other participants and Swedish partners.
Attitudes, norms and cultural practices reinforcing Gender Based Violence must change, and access to justice be ensured for all. Without prevention of Gender Based Violence, which includes change of norms and attitudes, the chain of justice and protection of victims of crime and survivors will only have a limited effect. Without following Rule of Law, victims of crime and survivors are not guaranteed safety and security. This International Training Programme is therefore equally targeting prevention of and response to Gender Based Violence.
Nominate a candidate or apply at latest 9th of December!
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