The Department of Gender Affairs, in partnership with the National Women’s Council and National Men’s Council works with men and women inside and outside of prisons, delivering training sessions aimed at changing the mindsets and behaviours of men and women to eradicate gender based violence in society. One such example is the Department of Gender Affairs collaboration in 2018 with the Ministries of National Security and Education to use serving prisoners convicted of domestic violence to speak at public events and in schools to share their experience and encourage individuals not to follow the path into incarceration. Furthermore, the Men’s Programme at the Department of Gender Affairs includes a relationship skills programme, the components of which include negotiation and effective communication skills. A violence intervention programme, aimed at batterers, covering alternatives to violence, gender stereotypes discussions, the law, and anger management.
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