Report on the SARPCCO Policing Violence Against Women and Children Trainers' Course

"The purpose of the course is twofold: to standardise regional training for law enforcement officers and other stakeholders on VAWC in the Southern Africa region. Its second purpose is to create a culture of empathy and understanding that will enable police to more effectively identify, prevent and respond to such violence with well-researched and documented best practices within legislation from within the region. The specific objectives of the course are to: Inculcate efficient and effective policing in the area of VAWC in the spirit of the SARPCCO Constitution; Share expertise and knowledge among member countries;Improve regional capacity to deal with violence against women and children; Provide insight into the causes and consequences of violence against women and children; Provide participants with the skills and information to respond to cases involving violence against women and children."