Support for Lebanese Security Sector

NEW: Capacity Building for Law Enforcement Personnel on Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response

IWSAW has launched a new project that focuses on building the capacity of law enforcement personnel to identify, prevent and respond appropriately to gender-based violence (GBV), and to increase gender awareness and equality within the security sector itself.

The full program, funded by the Dutch Embassy, is expected to last for two years and will entail in-depth training for female and male Lebanese security personnel on:

IWSAW strongly believes that a critical component of prevention and response to GBV is to work with security service providers alongside medical, legal and psychosocial personnel to ensure that survivors have access to the best possible care and support, and to reduce the risk of GBV.

Fostering a culture of intolerance towards GBV within the security apparatus can increase a sense of institutional responsibility, reduce societal perceptions of impunity, strengthen accountability, and promote positive attitudes towards gender equality both within the security forces and the population.