October 14, 2020 – A three-day Learning, Design, Development (LDD) workshop, organized by the Women Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has ended. Held from 7-9 October 2020 at KAIPTC, the purpose of the workshop was to develop a training manual on building local capacity to prevent and respond to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Africa.
Prior to the workshop, WPSI carried out an online survey to better understand perceptions about GBV in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, South Sudan and Central African Republic. The survey also assessed existing institutional approaches to GBV and how they are currently being used to effectively prevent and respond to GBV in these African countries. Findings from the survey revealed the need to build the capacity of a cross section of local actors working to prevent and respond to GBV, with particular focus on actors in charge of investigating cases of GBV. The survey also revealed that it was critical to deepen r awareness of GBV in local communities to counter its prevalence.
To address the identified gaps, the LDD workshop brought together 11 subject matter experts from Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, Kenya and South Sudan to deliberate on issues arising from the outcomes of the survey and to develop a comprehensive training manual to build local capacity to prevent and respond to GBV. The course manual once finalized, would serve as a tool to build capacity of local Police, media, Faith-Based Organizations, traditional and communities leaders, teachers as well as the Judiciary to effectively prevent and respond to GBV.
For further information, please contact the Women Peace and Security Institute of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on 0302-718200 ext. 1085/1087. You can find the WPSI on Facebook. You can further find out more about the WPSI on our website: http://wpsi.kaiptc.org/.
About the Women Peace and Security Institute:
The Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) is an institute of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). The Institute works to enhance the KAIPTC’s contribution to African capacity to fully implement the AU Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) and the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and follow up resolutions on Women, Peace and Security in the context of Africa.This is achieved through building technical capacity, research, policy engagement and analysis on women, peace and security in order to better inform the broader security agenda in Africa.