AGA-Africa Programme and Ghana Police Service partner for Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit on workshop

In the month of November, AGA-Africa Programme in conjunction with the Ghana Police Service organized two Gender-Based Violence Virtual Workshops on 9-11th and 16-18th November, 2020. The workshop brought together officers in the law enforcement attached to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit. The GBV workshops were officially opened by Chief Superintendent of Police, Owusuwaa Kyeremeh, Director, Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), Ghana Police Service and Susan Lustig, AGA-Africa Programme Administrative Director.
The international subject matter experts from the US were Lt. Mark Wynn (ret), Owner/Operator Wynn Consulting and National Trainer to Police Executives, who presented on “A practical approach to Effective Police Investigations of Sexual Crimes And Violence & Investigating Sexual Violence: Case Studies / Practical Examples” and Natalae Velez, a Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Expert gave a presentation titled: “A Practical Approach Prosecuting Sexual Violence and Victim Support & Case Studies/Practical Examples”.
Regionally, the workshop benefited from the expertise of Lydia Muthiani, Human Rights Lawyer from Kenya who gave a presentation on “Gender Based Violence in Kenya: Investigations and Prosecutorial Processes, Standards and Challenges in Kenya”.
From Ghana the facilitators were Edna Kuma, Executive Director African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) who presented on “Gender-Based Violence: Legal and Regulatory Framework in Ghana” and “Regulatory Framework of the Gender-Based Violence in Ghana: Effects of GBV in Ghana during COVID-19”. Dr Herbert Gustav Yankson, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Director Cybercrime Unit, Ghana presented on “The Use of Cybercrime and Violence in Gender Based Violence”. Sylvester Asare, Assistant, Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ghana Police Service gave a presentation on “Evaluation of Practical Case Studies and Best Practices in Ghana”.
Finally Victoria Asieduwaa, Principal State Attorney, Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry Of Justice discussed “Investigations and Prosecutorial Processes, Standards and Challenges in Ghana.”
The workshops were officially brought to a close by Chief Superintendent of Police, Owusuwaa Kyeremeh and Maame Hagan, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Ghana.