Sunday, 3 March 2013

Mwanza embarks on campaign against gender-based violence

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam

Forty six policewomen from Ilemela and Nyamagana districts in Mwanza Region yesterday attended a daylong training in techniques for fighting against gender-based violence (GBV).

Conducted by experts from GG Trust, the training provided free self-defence training in response to increasing GBV incidents in the Lake Zone regions.

GG Trust president, Ms Stella Mathias, who led the experts, said that the policewomen would impart the learned defence skills and techniques to women in other parts of the region.

“After in-depth research, it was established that most women in poor rural areas are vulnerable to rape and other forms of gender-based violence. This training aims to give them best techniques against the molesters,” she said.

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