The Ministry of Social Protection has joined the efforts of the Roadside Baptist Church Skills Training Centre to prevent Gender Based Violence and HIV. To this end, the Men’s Affairs Bureau provided training on Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Acts for Police Officers in training.
Conducting the training was Administrator of the Men’s Affairs Bureau, Diego Alphonso, while Ms. Paulette Henry, Director of the Institute of Gender Studies at the University of Guyana conducted training on confidentiality, and questioning and reporting techniques for related cases.
The Ministry of Social Protection stated that the training is part of a two-year Gender Based Violence and HIV/AIDS Prevention Project funded by the United States Government. It is being implemented by the Roadside Baptist Church Skills Training Centre, Berbice.