22 graduate in Gender-Based Violence Training

22 graduate in Gender-Based Violence Training

Twenty-two persons, including police officers and civilian staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), graduated from a Gender-Based Violence training workshop on Wednesday 14th April.

The training was conducted by Moira Lindsay of Population Services International (PSI) Caribbean and was co-facilitated by Nadine Lewis-Agard and Sharon Mottley.

The three-day Gender-Based violence workshop held at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation from Monday 12th April,2021 to Wednesday 14th April,2021 and sought to build and strengthen participants’ capacity to effectively identify, assess and address the challenges of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Domestic Violence (DV) within communities.

The sessions were highly interactive and involved active participant involvement as we explored issues related to GBV.

The participants were exposed to the following areas during the sessions: –
Day 1
• Human Rights and Oppression
• Defining Gender Terms and Concepts
• Gender Lens – Exploring music, advertisement, media and gender
• Sexual and Reproductive Health
• Elements of Human Sexuality
• Creating safe space to discuss sex with youth
• Building Emotional Language
Day 2
• Defining and exploring the different types of violence
• Circle of Influence – Individual, Family, Community, Institutions, National
• The Cycle of Violence in an IP relationship
• Things to consider when a survivor is preparing to leave
• Sexual Violence
• Consent
Day 3
• Active Bystander Strategies
• Assessing Violence in my life
• Community Resources Mapping
• Identify key agencies and services relating to IPV response and support
• Encourage personal and community action plans in response to IPV

ACP Inraj Balram (Specialized Support), in delivering his remarks encouraged the officers to use the knowledge they have received to effect positive change in society as we battle with the scourge of violence. His Worship Faaiq Mohamed, Mayor of Chaguanas, was also present at the ceremony.