Liberia trains its security personnel to understand gender-based violence better
The Liberian Daily Observer reports that a three-day training session about preventing sexual exploitation and gender-based violence has just come to an end.
The Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and other partners, ran the workshop for state security personnel who work at border posts between Liberia and neighbouring countries.
The aim of the workshop was to address issues of sexual and gender-based violence outlined in the country's national plan of action, as well as to consolidate peace and security and strengthen governance and the rule of law.
The lead facilitator of the workshop, consultant and social worker at the Ministry of Justice, Ms Fatu Daramy-Mensah, said that the exercise was designed to give security personnel a better understanding of sexual and gender based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse.