WLP Malaysia Trains Police to Address Violence Against Women

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By:  WLP Team
Victories Over Violence - WLP manual
This manual includes stories and scenarios based on WLP’s partners’ experiences fighting gender-based violence, ranging from violence in the home and workplace to violence in conflict situations.

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.  

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