Upgraded trainings for specialists of the Regional Integrated Service for Victims of Sexual Violence in Ungheni
Between October 13 and 20, 2023, the training program for new employees of the Regional Integrated Service for Victims of Sexual Violence in Ungheni was carried out.
For five days, the multidisciplinary team from Ungheni, consisting of lawyers, psychologists and social workers, was trained on how to respond more effectively to cases of sexual violence, based on the needs of the victims.
During the training, the specialists had the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge on general notions and concepts related to the mechanism of gender-based violence, toxic masculinity, perceptions and stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men, different forms and causes of sexual violence, and the impact of this phenomenon on the community.
Together with the trainers, the specialists had the opportunity to clarify the organizational and functional procedures of the Regional Integrated Service, the duties of the members of the intervention team in cases of sexual violence, and the efficient cooperation with specialists from the social, medical, and legal sector.
The Regional Integrated Service for Victims of Sexual Violence was created with the financial support of the European Union and provides adult victims of sexual violence in the districts of Ungheni, Nisporeni, Călărași, Fălești, Telenești and Sîngerei with medical services, legal services, psychological counseling, legal counselling, and safe hearings.
The piloting of the Regional Integrated Service for Victims of Sexual Violence is carried out by the International Center "La Strada Moldova", with the support of UN Women Moldova.