As part of its “State Response to End Violence against Women: Legislative and Policy Reform Implementation Programme” project, the Ministry of Social Development will be holding a training session for a group of persons it has labelled as Public Sensitisation Personnel.
Broadcast Talk Show Hosts, Programme Presenters, Announcers and DJs are expected to gather on Friday 31 October, 2014 at the Grenada National Stadium, Players Level One Conference Room, from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm for the training session to be conducted by officers attached to the ministry.
According to the invitation from the ministry, topics for the workshop are: Gender Equality and a Human Rights Perspective; Mechanisms and Services on Domestic and Sexual Violence; Self Awareness and Application to Programming and Myths, beliefs and practices that support Gender Based Violence (GBV).
“We trust that you will facilitate the participation as we equip and sensitise the public to effectively deal with issues of Domestic and Sexual Violence in Grenada,” stated the invitation which explained that the workshop will focus on new laws, policies, mechanisms and services on domestic and sexual violence.
Grenada approved a number of new measures which are now legally in effect with regards to the reporting of GBV, and it is the view of the ministry that the education of the targeted group of media workers, can play an important role in the educating the public about these measures as it seeks to reduce, and eventually eliminate GBV in the country.
By Linda Straker