Bishkek, 15 October, 2021 - During 13-14 October, the United Nations Development Programme and leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Academy conducted a training for improving professional training on preventing and responding to gender-based violence using best international practice for faculty and staff of the MIA Academy.  

Teachers and staff of the Academy and the Republic Training Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as representatives of the country's law schools and non-governmental organizations, took part in the event. The training was held within the framework of the "SDG Partnership on Addressing Gender-based Violence with the Kyrgyz Republic" project, with support from UNDP Seoul Policy Centre. 

Earlier, a working group of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic studied South Korean and Kazakh experience of preventing and responding to gender violence within the framework of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre and in cooperation with the Regional Project “Spotlight Initiative.” 

Dzhorobekova Arzygul Mamayunusovna, Deputy Head of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, said the following: “During the training, proposals were made on the prospects for opening a Center for the Protection of Women from Violence at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, the creation of an international group of experts on the protection of women and children from violence, as well as developing a model curriculum for a special course on gender-based violence prevention to disseminate experience in prevention and response to gender-based violence among other countries."

Alieva Gulsara Midinovna, Project Expert on Gender Issues and Gender-Based Violence, added: “During the ToT, teachers of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs demonstrated serious intentions to include a special course based on advanced standards of prevention and response to gender-based violence, taking into account best practices, into the training program for police officers.”

Based on the results of this training, it is planned to develop and introduce a specialized course for police officers of the Kyrgyz Republic at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which, in the future, can also be adapted at the Republican Training Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also be used in developing similar courses at other law schools in the country.  

It is expected that now a working group of the Police Academy of the Kyrgyz Republic will develop a list of materials necessary for the educational and methodological base for professional trainingto prevent and respond to gender violence and determination of effective forms and methods of training officers at the Police Academy of the Kyrgyz Republic based on the developed training.  

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