EDUCATION OF POLICE OFFICERS ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Supported by the Gender Center - Center for Equity and Gender Equality of the Republic of Srpska, implemented by the Association "RS MoI Women Network - RS WPON"
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project “Education of police officers on gender-based violence in social media” was implemented from December 31, 2019 to July 31, 2020. Before the trainings took place, input and output tests had been prepared for trainees, as a tool to measure both attitudes and knowledge and skills acquired at the training. The training covered the following topics: – “Documenting and prosecuting domestic violence cases”, – “Intervention of police officers and control of their behavior in gender-based violence cases”, – “Taking reports and investigating gender-based violence offences in social media”.
TARGET GROUP
The target group are the police officers of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior. A total of 45 police officers of this Ministry underwent the training under this project – 38 female police officers and 7 male police officers.
PROJECT DYNAMIC
The training dynamics was as follows:
  • On 03/03/2020 a training for police officers of Banja Luka and Mrkonjić Grad Police Administrations was held in hotel “Bosna” in Banja Luka. The training was attended by 15 police officers.
  • On 06/22/2020 a training for police officers of Doboj and Prijedor Police Administrations was held in hotel “Hajdučke vode” in Teslić. The training was attended by 15 police officers.
  • On 07/10/2020 a training for police officers of East Sarajevo and Foča Police Administrations was held in hotel “Board” on Jahorina. The training was attended by 15 police officers.
PROJECT OUTCOMES
Having analysed input and output tests, the training was evaluated and rated as very useful with training topics and trainers highly rated, too. Therefore, it can be concluded that the training outcome was fully accomplished and project tasks successfully implemented. The trainees emphasized the need to have further training of police officers on gender-based violence in social media, as well as on adequate documentation of these crimes.