UN Women – Police and Justice sector response to GBV

PPDVP Programme Manager Cam Ronald attended the Global Technical Consultation on the Police and Justice Sector’s Response to Violence Against Women and Girls in Marrakech, Morocco from 1-4 July 2014.

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The meeting was the second in a planned set of four – the first examined the health sector response.

Police and Justice experts from around the world joined UN representatives from UN Women, UNODC, UNDP and UNFPA.  A series of commissioned papers were presented and analysed, and changes made, in workshops during the week.

The Police and Justice papers will be combined into a Justice Sector Response in about 2 months time, after agreement on the changes and further input where it is required. The various responses may be considered in a further joint workshop of representatives of all the sectors, but planning for this is ongoing.

Cam said “This was a chance for PPDVP to examine their own practices and procedures to make sure that we were on track.  It was great to find that few changes were identified in this process, which is fantastic confirmation for the work of the PPDVP team and the pacific police members.”

“In  discussing the links with the other police specialists from the UK, Australia (Victoria Police), Lebanon, Uganda, Tanzania as well forensic medicine specialists it allowed us to form contacts which will be valuable to all parties in the future”, said Cam.

The Guidelines will in due course form a basis for a series of pilot programmes to examine how a country is progressing against the agreed “maps”, and it is anticipated that one of these pilot countries will be in the pacific.

The date for the release of the overall findings, and the pilots, is still to be confirmed but it is likely to be in 2015 – 2016.

Funding for the workshop was provided by the Government of Australia through their DFAT ODA programme.

Documents for the Workshop are below:

Meeting Agenda_Global Technical Consultation on Police and Justice response to VAWG_1-4July 2014

Justice Sector’s Response to VAWG_Background Paper for the Global Technical Consultation_1-4 July 2014

Police Response to VAWG_Background Paper for the Global Technical Consultation_1-4 July 2014

Table to the Background Paper on the Justice Sector’s Response to Violence against Women_1-4 July 2014

Table to the Background Paper on the Police Response to Violence against Women_1-4 July 2014

Measuring service quality addressing VAWG_UNDP DRAFT WORKING PAPER as of at 24 June 2014

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