KAIPTC’s WYPSI partners WANEP to capacitate local actors on Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence

In 2020, KAIPTC and WANEP renewed their partnership to work together in pursuit of peace and stability in West Africa through research, training, policy advocacy for another five-years (2020-2025). This commitment was further grounded when in November 2021, both parties operationalized this cooperation through a partnership implementation workshop to cement the areas of collaboration for the years ahead within the framework of their cooperation.

Against this background, KAIPTC’s WPSI in September 2023 collaborated with WANEP’s office in Togo, to build the capacity of local actors on Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Africa.

Funded by the Government of Sweden through SIDA, the training, “Enhancing the Operationalization of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa”, brought together thirty-three middle-level officers (14 males and 19 females) from  the police, gendarmerie, magistrates, health service, civil society and grassroots organizations, the media, faith-based organizations and traditional authorities.

The Commandant, KAIPTC, with facilitators and participants of the Gender-Based Violence Training in Lome, Togo

Participants enhanced their knowledge on the status of GBV in Togo, the existing national, regional and international legal frameworks for GBV prevention and the roles of various actors in preventing and responding to GBV. The police and the judiciary also used the platform to sensitize participants on their role in facilitating the prosecution of GBV offenders.