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UNFPA decentralized and cascaded the training on Gender-based Violence (GBV) of Police Sector to Master Trainers from 15 provinces, who will then replicate the training in each of their provinces.

To ensure a wide roll out of the training for the Police Sector responding to GBV cases and to further institutionalize system building, UNFPA has trained 30 master trainers from 15 provinces who will then replicate the training in their respective provinces.

The target provinces included; Bamyan, Daikundi, Parwan, Kapisa, Laghman, Panjshir, Nangarhar, Khost, Paktya, Kabul, Kunar, Saripul, Baghlan, Balkh, Herat and Kandahar

The training was inaugurated by the Deputy Minister of Policy and Planning of the Ministry of Interior, Honorable Masood Azizi.

“For a country to prosper, it needs to invest in educating its people”, said, Mr. Azizi. “We have this unique opportunity that UNFPA is giving us the expert knowledge they have and we have to make sure to take advantage of every second.”

The training is aimed to equip police officers in the field with the expert knowledge to respond to GBV cases effectively and sensitively.  The police participants will actively analyzed the 
causes of Gender Based Violence in Afghanistan, gain the skills to fully and effectively assist the survivors in a nonjudgmental manner.