The U.S. Embassy joins “16 Days of Activism” campaign to end gender-based violence (December 5)

A group Photo of the Training Participants, Role Playing actors and U.S. Police Instructors. Photo: State Dept

The U.S. Embassy joins “16 Days of Activism” campaign to end gender-based violence (December 5)

The U.S. Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) joined the 16-day campaign against gender-based violence by providing a weeklong training to the Georgian police titled “Domestic Violence Practical Intervention.” The classes were taught by U.S. police officers from the Covington Police Department in the state of Georgia, who shared best practices in law enforcement with their Georgian counterparts in order to improve Georgian law enforcement officer’s capacity to effectively respond to gender-based crimes by ensuring the safety of all parties including police officers.

The INL bureau has been working with Georgian law enforcement agencies for many years. Training needs are defined in close cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and in response, the INL bureau offers specialized, needs-based training programs to improve the capacities of Georgian law enforcement officers.

Each year, the world marks “16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence” starting on November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), and ending on December 10 (Human Rights Day). This campaign is used to call for global actions to increase awareness and take action for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.