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U.S. Consulate, IACP train 100 police, civil defence officers

The United States Consulate General yesterday concluded a threeday capacity building programme for 100 police officers and civil defence personnel as part of efforts to counter genderbased violence in Nigeria. Supported by the U.S. Consulate General, the workshop was organised in partnership with the U.S.-based International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), one of the foremost anti-sexual violence organizations in Nigeria. The law enforcement training programme cov- ered several topics, including ways of overcoming complexities of genderbased violence, trauma-informed first response and investigative strategies to improve law enforcement response to gender-based violence. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the training in Lagos, United States Consul General Claire Pierangelo highlighted the U.S. government’s commitment to supporting initiatives that break the cycle of sexual and genderbased violence.

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