OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

03/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/15/2019 03:20

OSCE conducts seminar series on combating domestic violence in Kazakhstan

A series of three one-day training seminars and a public discussion on the legislative mechanisms regulating the police's work in combating domestic violence concluded on 15 March 2019 in Kazakhstan's Zhambyl Region.

The events were organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Kazakhstan and the crisis centre Podrugi (Girlfriends)with the support of the OSCE Programme Office in Astana.

During the series, a total of some 150 community police officers discussed best practices in preventing and addressing domestic violence with the guidance of two national experts. Participants discussed the best way to help victims and protect their rights while engaging civil society as a resource for providing support to victims.

The seminars aim at building the capacity of police inspectors who respond to calls on possible domestic violence cases. They are part of the Programme Office's multi-year efforts to assist the host country and civil society representatives in preventing and combating domestic violence and in offering professional social services to victims.