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Starting today in Port-au-Prince the 4th International Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Seminar at the auditorium of the Haitian National Police School.

Project Manager Jarle Bjorke, head of United Nations Mission For Justice Support in Haiti MINUJUSTH’s Norwegian Funded Specialized Police Team,  has high expectation to the 160 participants representing Haitian National Police (HNP) senior leadership; prosecutors and judges, from all Haiti. The International SGBV Seminar will continue until 10th of October, focusing on Prevention; victim care; judicial chain; human trafficking.



Experienced lectures will be given by national as well as international speakers. Mr. Bjorke says that this International SGBV Seminar could not have been made possible without Haitian counterparts support and in close cooperation with his own team, the SGBV Unit within the MINUJUSTH. 

Targeting Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) & focusing on building the capacity of the Haitian National Police (HNP) on SGBV cases, the Seminar is part of a Funded project by the Norwegian Government. It aims to setting up a specialized centralized Office for sexual violence crimes in the Haitian National Police (HNP) Central Directorate of Judicial Police.

In his online welcome speech to participants United Nations Police Adviser Luis Carrilho stressed the importance of this international event in Haiti and called on United Nations Police and their partners around the world to uphold the spirit of serving local communities in the best of their capacities.