Training sessions on reducing domestic violence through gender sensitization of CPDV members and activists are ongoing in Tokmok city

February 1, 2024, 08:27

On January 26, a training session was held for the Committee for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (CPDV) of Tokmok city. During the session, participants developed a work plan for the year, reviewed the procedure for assisting victims of family violence when called, and documented cases of violence. The trainer explained the importance of documenting cases of violence in detail, using specific examples. For instance, a protection order not only protects the victim from the abuser, but is also evidence in favor of the victim in court.


Understanding these aspects increases the awareness of CPDV members, including police officers, who often refuse to issue a protection order, arguing that victims withdraw their application. However, a documented statement from a victim can be a strong argument in their defense.


The International Public Foundation Roza Otunbaeva Initiative is implementing a project Reducing Domestic Violence through Gender Sensitization of CPDV members and activists in Tokmok city with the financial support of the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic and expresses its gratitude to the U.S. Embassy and the Department of State for the financial support.

The authors' opinions, findings, and recommendations expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of State.