Training on preventing and responding to gender based violence affecting women and girls

Preventing and Responding to Gender Based Violence and Providing Psycho-social Support to Women and Girls in the NW and SW Regions of Cameroon.

Civil society organizations, Community service providers acquire training in preventing and responding to gender based violence affecting women and girls. Capacity building for grass roots based service providers and community mobilizers to serve as GBV focal points in the communities and schools in Bamenda. The training took place at Hope Baptist church Ndamukong in Bamenda on March 28 2023. The activity took place in a town where amongst other vulnerable groups, women and girls are exposed to harm in the face of the ongoing crisis for the past 6years. The working session aimed at developing referral pathways for survivors of gender based violence. The service providers and community mobilizers were trained on how to seek medical support for victims and survivors of GBV. They also received psychosocial first aid support skills to enable them carry out an effective provision of counseling and orientation services. They had role-play and focus group discussion sessions with service providers and community mobilizers on the types of GBV and their roles in prevention and response.

In responding and preventing to gender based violence and the provision of psycho-social, this activity was implemented by the Alumni of International Visitors Leadership Program; Josephine Nsono of PEARL Foundation, Barrister Luma Elvis Brown of the National Organization of Human Rights Office North West Region and Adah Mbah Muyang Executive Director of Mother of Hope Cameroon (MOHCAM). This was made possible thank to the support of the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) of the US State Department.
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