In June 2016, WLP Malaysia partner All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) trained officers from the Sri Haramas Police Station in Kuala Lumpur on gender sensitivity and responses to gender-based violence.
The trainings built on several other workshops that AWAM has held with the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) since August 2015. In total, 42 police offers—37 men and five women—attended either a morning or afternoon session in which they were led through exercises from WLP’s manual, Victories Over Violence. The goal of the workshops was to ensure that survivors of gender-based violence in Malaysia are able to receive legal justice and support from police personnel.
After the training, around two-thirds of participating officers felt the workshop improved their ability to provide gender-sensitive services. Many expressed that the workshop helped them to be more proactive in carrying out their responsibilities and hoped this program could be continued in the future.
WLP partners from around the globe will organize and participate in a number of activities for the 16 Days Against GBV, which runs from November 25 to December 10.
As part of the 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence, we have compiled "16 Facts About GBV and the Family" that demonstrate the need for change.