Contributing to prevent gender-based violence
The high incidence of gender-based violence among rural populations in Colombia, and the multiple obstacles faced by these populations in accessing institutional services of prevention and care, has been identified as one of the main problems affecting girls, women and the LGBTI community in Colombia. In 2018, the programme began a process of increasing institutional capacities to prevent gender-based violence. Over 170 police officers have received training on gender perspectives through training processes in seven selected municipalities in Colombia. Moreover, the progamme has helped facilitate coordination between public institutions and CSOs to develop joint initiatives against gender-based violence, and has helped increase awareness of GBV, through communication strategies developed at the national and local level. Additionally, through the purchase and donation of cars, motorcycles, tents, furniture and power plants, several police stations in selected municipalities have been equipped to better attend and prevent violence against women and the LGBTI community.