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Police officials given training on Implementation of Pro Women Legislation , Islamabad

27-01-2015
Islamabad

Police officials given training on Implementation of Pro Women Legislation

Thirty two police officials from diverse ranks were sensitized about pro-women laws at a two day workshop held on 27-28th January 2015. The capacity building training was conducted by Aurat Foundation in collaboration with national police bureau. The theme of the training was ‘sensitization of police for implementation of pro-women laws’.  The training was conducted with the objectives to orient police in dealing with victims of rape, domestic violence against women, sexual harassment children and understanding of law(s).

Social worker and women rights activists Ms Saliha Ramay and Ms Rabeea Hadi discussed different concepts related to pro-women laws. Participants were briefed about the social understanding of gender, gender based discriminations and stereotypes in society and the importance of self-awareness to avoid such preconceived notions while dealing with cases of ‘Violence Against Women (VAW)’. Policemen performed different role plays based on hypothetical cases to demonstrate practical examples of domestic violence and the role of police in counseling the victims and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

On the second day of training, Ms Farkhanda Aurangzib, Ms Rabeea Hadi and Ms Sadia Mumtaz carried three informative sessions on the roles and responsibilities of police in dealing with gender-based-violence victims, procedures of collecting evidence in such cases and consulting medico legal experts. Ms Rabeea Hadi and Ms Sadia Mumtaz discussed pro-women laws and the recent legislations both on