Medica Liberia Trains Public Service Actors – On SGBV/SEA Case Management

Medica Liberia in partnership with UNMIL has ended series of   Sexual Gender Based Violence/Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SGBV/SEA) case management trainings in Grand Gedeh and Montserrado Counties for public service actors.

The training is aimed at enhancing the capacity of those actors to continue the fight against gender-based violence for a free and safe society for women in Liberia.

Over 50 public service SGBV/SEA actors including Gender Coordinators, Women and Children Protection Officers and SGBV Nurses/One Stop Center Service providers from the 15 counties attended the two trainings.

Speaking at the start of the training held in Monrovia, Medica Liberia Head of Programs, Emily Frank said the training founded by UNMIL project is intended to capacitate public SGBV/SEA actors especially in responding to SEA cases after UNMIL is gone from Liberia.

Madam Frank said the project has three main components which are the case management training, SGBV/SEA policy dialogue and the mapping of SGBV/SEA services in and around the country.

For his part, UNMIL Chief for Conduct and Discipline, Federico Silva Ledesma said thus UNMIL is leaving, but the United Nations will continue to help in the fight against gender-based violence in Liberia.

He said the message of SGBV/SEA must be taken to all parts of the country and must be done clearly.

Medica Liberia is a women’s rights organization operating in five counties in Liberia. The organization offers support to women and girls who have been affected by SGBV. Medica Liberia has been implementing response and prevention services for survivors of violence since 2006.

Source: Reuben Sei Waylaun

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.