The Swedish government has given support to the Liberian National after concluding three days training on sexual and gender based violence)SGBV) Prevention in the country.
Sweden is one of many countries which has been helping Liberia in its economic recovery and technical assistance program over the past years. The training brought 50 participants including social workers, police as well as nurses. Of that, number, 44 of the participants were female.
It has conducted in Psychosocial Counselling, Human Rights and Peace Model in Investigations. In addition to that, it intended to derive a coordinated approach amongst law enforcement officers, health workers and social workers for the provision of services to survival of sexual violence as well as strengthen mechanisms for the prosecution of perpetrators of SGBV in Liberia.
“This figure shows a fundamental push in our quest to increase women’s participation in the protection of human rights,” said Assistant Commissioner Varney Ali Sheriff, head of the Project Unit, LNP.
Sheriff added; that all the participants were drawn from the Women And Children Protection Section (WACPS) assigned at various Zones such as Six, Eight & 10 police stations; while social workers and nurses assigned at the five One Stop Centers (Redemption Hospital, Hope for Women International, James David Hospital, Star of the Sea in West Point and the Duport Road Clinic) in Montserrado County attended.
Sheriff said, the training was a continuation of the Swedish Police Authority’s three-year capacity building of the LNP’s Forensic and Gender Sections.
“The Swedish Police Authority has been strategically supporting the LNP and partners in an effort to enhance the peace and justice,” Sheriff told the participants
The participants applauded the Swedish government and the Liberian National Police for such support.
Speaking at the program for police director, was the Deputy Inspector General of Police for Crime Services Department, Intelligence and Interpol, Prince K. Mulbah,. He commended the Swedish government for its continued support.
“Sweden has continued to strengthen strategic partnership to the operations of the LNP. We are grateful for this friendship,” he said. TNR