Gender-Based Violence is one of the most widespread human rights violations not only in Ghana but the world over. A successful investigation and prosecution of gender-based violence cases is determined by the capacity of law enforcement officers in the management of these offences.
On 6th– 8th October 2020 AGA-Africa in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service held a Gender-Based Violence virtual workshop for police officers from different parts of Ghana to enhance their awareness on standards and strategies to improve the investigation and prosecution of gender-based cases in Ghana.
The Gender-Based Violence workshop was graced by Maame Hagan, AGA-Africa Country Coordinator for Ghana.
The facilitators for this training were Mark Wynn, Owner/Operator Wynn Consulting, Natalae Velez, Assistant Prosecutor Human Trafficking Response Unit and Miiko Anderson, Certified Legal Criminal Specialist and Senior Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County, District Attorney’s Office from the US.
Subject matter experts from Ghana the facilitators were Edna Kuma, Executive Director African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) and Dr Herbert Gustav Yankson, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Director Cybercrime Unit, Ghana Police Service.
The workshop was officially brought to a close by Maame Hagan, AGA-Africa Country Coordinator for Ghana.