During the month of October, the Survivors Speak Up Project (SSUP), which is implemented by Regain Trust and Friedrich Ebert Foundation with funding from the European Union, implemented a series of workshops for key service providers on Gender based Violence (GBV). The workshops brought together police officers, social workers, prosecutors and representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s). The workshops were conducted across the target regions of the survivors speak up project, which is the Khomas, Erongo and Omusati Regions. In total 73 participants (56 Females: 17 males) participated in the trainings.
Given the high incidences of reported GBV cases in Namibia and the many challenges the country faces with service provision for survivors of GBV, the SSUP deemed it necessary to facilitate a workshop which brought together different service providers to explore ways in which service provision on GBV could be enhanced. The overall goal of the workshops where to strengthen the ability of service providers to provide effective GBV services. The project also saw the workshops as a unique platform to bring different service providers in the same space to strengthen partnerships and collaborations.
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