Acknowledging the importance of promoting capacity building among personnel to effectively deal with problems related to gender based domestic violence, the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, with the support from the UNODC facilitated in 2011 a Training of Trainers Programme on the “Development of Effective Police Responses to Violence Against Women”. Police Officers and Family Welfare and Protection Officers (FWPOs) and representatives of other law enforcement agencies were trained on effective law enforcement responses to violence against women in Mauritius. Between 2012 and 2013, Health Personnel followed a Capacity Building Programme organised to end gender-based violence. In 2014, the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare with the support of US Embassy and in collaboration with the US Department of Justice and the Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies implemented a sharing of experience programme on Intra-Family Violence: Children and Other Vulnerable Victims in the Criminal Justice System. Besides strengthening knowledge on different approaches in addressing domestic violence, the programme also provided opportunity for members of the judiciary, police force and local government to learn from experiences in US in handling problems of domestic violence.
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Government of Mauritius, National Review on Beijing +20, 2014 p. 29