Al-Amal Conducts an Awareness Training Workshop for Investigation Officers in Kirkuk on gender-based
Iraqi Al-Amal Association conducted with UNICEF and PAX support three training workshops on (Gender-Based Violence GBV) three days for the first workshop, two days for the second and third workshops, these workshops were held in the police academy hall in Kirkuk. 82 investigation officers participated from the police stations of the Directorate for combating crime in Kirkuk and with different sections and ranks. The workshops ended on Saturday 21st January 2017. These workshops are part of the activities of Al-Amal Family Guidance Centre Project in Kirkuk and Women against Violence Project.
Many subjects were discussed which focus on (Gender, Gender roles, Violence types, GBV, CEDAW, 1325 United Nations’ resolution in 2000, Mechanisms on facing violence and how to treat the survivor and maintaining the secrecy of information). Many gender exercises were conducted to entrench the concept of the training workshop and the discussions which reinforce the goals of the workshop. In the end of the workshops they were evaluated by the participants as useful and contribute in raising awareness in women rights and gender issues.
It should be noted that Iraqi Al-Amal Association office in Kirkuk is implementing a group of programs which concentrate on women rights and gender issues and the training workshops come within the activities of Al-Amal Family Guidance Centre which provides legal, psychological and social services for the women and also within Women against Violence project which focuses on women rights issues in CEDAW and 1325 resolution and education of the national plan to implement the resolution and increase the government and security sectors skills in treating women and violence survivors.