Police in Myanmar Trained to Deal with Gender-Based Violence
September 27, 2016: Police in Myanmar are being trained to recognize signs of domestic violence and to understand the cultural roots of violence in gender inequality. Lionel Laforgue, a gender-based violence specialist with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which organised the seminar, said, “It’s essential that police officers understand that violence against women is both unacceptable and illegal.” Read the full story: Police Trained in Responding to Gender-Based Violence (Myanmar Times)
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