On 5-6 June in Kokshetau, the Programme Office in Astana, jointly with the Interior Ministry, conducted the last in a series of five two-day training seminars for police inspectors and officers on trends and challenges in preventing domestic violence. Some 40 police officers from northern Kazakhstan discussed good practices in reviewing administrative domestic violence cases with city court judges and prosecutors. Together with experts from NGOs, they identified effective ways to implement recently adopted legislative amendments in their daily work with victims.
These amendments were strongly advocated by the Centre in Astana. Five previous events, held in Astana, Atyrau, Shymkent and Ust-Kamenogorsk, aimed to build capacity of police inspectors in charge of women’s protection against violence from all the country’s regions and enhance their skills in domestic violence investigation and prevention.