Joint Work in the Field of Combating Gender-Based Violence Will Continue

Representatives of the coordinating council of the international technical assistance project in the field of combating gender-based violence discussed plans for 2019.

Today, at the International Training Center of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a meeting of the ICC Coordination Council “Strengthening National Capacities to Counter Gender Violence (with an emphasis on domestic violence) in the Republic of Belarus” was held. The event was attended by representatives of various government agencies and public organizations. Opening the meeting, the National Coordinator of the ICC Project - Deputy Head of the General Directorate of Law Enforcement and Police Prevention of Public Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, militia Colonel Oleg Karazei noted that the project has been implemented by the Ministry of the Interior and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) since 2016 and joint efforts are still aimed at further development of activities in this area. The speaker also drew attention to the peculiarities of the internal procedure for introducing changes to the draft ICC, spoke about the prospects for its implementation and changes in the composition of the coordination council.

Olga Lukashkova, coordinator of UNFPA program activities in Belarus, reviewed the results of the joint work last year and presented a plan for 2019 for discussion. The document provides for a set of measures aimed at preventing and combating gender-based violence, in particular, domestic violence. Work will continue in the legislative sphere, and training courses and seminars will be held for specialists from interested departments and public organizations. The meeting participants also discussed areas of cooperation with the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which has been a platform for events within the framework of the ICC project for several years.

Anastasia Voinova, GIOS Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
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