A two days training for Police Prosecutors, Charge Officers and Child Welfare Officers is currently underway at the Regional Education Office in Mansakonko, LRR. The workshop, organized by the Women's Bureau with funding from the UNFPA, Gambia office is meant to equip law enforcement officers with the required skills in enforcing gender-based related offenses.
In declaring the workshop open, the Regional Governor of LRR, Rohey Manjang John praised the GPF for the gains registered in her region, when it comes to the subject matter.
Whilst urging participants to take up the training seriously, she also tasked trainees to take up matters involving women and children very seriously nothing that Gender-Based Violence has been a menace in the Gambia.
Madam Fatou Sey, director of training at the Women's Bureau underscored the importance of the training, noting that it'll avail participants the opportunity to revise the police manual, concerned with the subject matter. She urged participants to be professional and dignified in dealing with Gender-Based Violence victims, which according to her will help minimize GBV. The LRR Regional Governor further buttressed on the need to champion child protection and welfare, so as to attain a guaranteed future for all and sundry. Whilst thanking the Women's Bureau and UNFPA for the timely intervention, Governor Manjang_ John finally declared the workshop officially opened.