Due to patriarchal mindsets, survivors of GBV such as sexual assault are often met with disbelief, victim-blaming and potentially further violence. Key service providers must have information at hand such as police on how to register with violence cases, health providers on how to carry out physical exams and collect evidence respectfully and lawyers and judges on how to proceed with cases to ensure swift redress.
The manual will cover the details of the various topics/chapters which include but not limited to the following modules;
· An overview of the legal framework and discuss its response to GBV
· The role and responsibilities of legal service providers, police, gendarmes, prosecutors, the rights of victims and defendants;
1. Treatment or dealing with survivors including children in the judicial process;
2. Measures to ensure the protection and safety of victims/survivors and witnesses;
3. Identify laws on SGBV related offences;
4. Understanding of the elements of offences;
5. Conducting effective investigation, processes and techniques;
6. Bringing/presentation of cases in court. The manual should guide the processes involved from the time of reporting of an offence to the appeal stage.
· The role and responsibilities of health service providers in GBV response
So in essence, the manual should be divided into introductory pages, a module each for police, judiciary, health,
· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Law, Gender, Political Science or Development studies or other related fields.
· Some years of relevant experience of working with rule of law institutions or criminal justice system.
· Experience in working with specialised law enforcement units/departments on GBV;
· Demonstrate practical experience in development of training manuals, standards and guidelines for institutional capacity building in relevant areas;
· Experience in developing training methodologies and facilitation of large and small group;
· Demonstrated experience in working with a variety of stakeholders from all key stakeholders;
· Basic gender understanding, skills, experience and commitment;
· Experience working in a hardship and conflict/post-conflict environment an asset.
Due to patriarchal mindsets, survivors of GBV such as sexual assault are often met with disbelief, victim-blaming and potentially further violence. Key service providers must have information at hand such as police on how to register with…