The Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Course started today Monday, 21 June 2021 at the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) training facility in Musanze and will run up to 25 June 2021.The course is organized in partnership between the Rwanda Peace Academy, the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
It was officially opened by Colonel (Rtd) Jill Rutaremara, the Director of the Rwanda Peace Academy and Ms Yuko Hotta, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in Rwanda. The UNDP was represented by Mr. Kayiranga Jean de Dieu, the UNDP Program Analyst at the official opening.
The official opening of the course took place today and the opening ceremony coincided with the launching of 2021 /2022 Project on Strengthening the Capacities of the Rwanda Peace Academy. The objective of the course is to equip participants with required knowledge to prevent and respond appropriately to Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the mission area .A total of 25 military, police and civilian personnel from the Republic of Rwanda are attending the course.
Under the ongoing partnership, the Government of Japan and UNDP have offered financial support that will enhance the capacity development of regional security sector actors in conflict prevention, conflict management and resolution as well as peacebuilding.