• The University of Chitral through, the Departments of English and Sociology, participate in comprehensive training on the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) case Management and the GBV in Emergencies Framework

    Chitral, Pakistan, June 3, 2024 — Students and faculty from the departments of English and Sociology, participated in an intensive five-day training session on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Case Management, held from May 27th to 31st, 2024, followed by a two-day training on the GBV in Emergencies Framework from June 1st to 2nd, 2024. The training sessions were collaboratively organized by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

    Representing the University of Chitral were Dr. Habib Ullah Nawab from the Department of Sociology, Dr. Kifayat Ullah, Ms. Nazia Aman, and Zakira Sultana from the Department of English. Their participation underscores the university's commitment to addressing and managing gender-based violence in both routine and emergency situations.

    The training provided participants with crucial insights and skills essential for effective GBV case management. The sessions covered a comprehensive range of topics, including:

    • Fundamentals of GBV case management
    • Best practices for handling GBV cases with sensitivity and confidentiality
    • Effective coordination and collaboration with stakeholders
    • Implementation of GBV case management guidelines and protocols

    The subsequent two-day training focused on the GBV in Emergencies Framework, equipping attendees with the knowledge necessary to respond swiftly and efficiently to GBV incidents in emergency contexts. Key areas of focus included:

    • Understanding the unique challenges and dynamics of GBV in emergencies
    • Developing and implementing GBV response strategies during disasters and crises
    • Strengthening community-based approaches to prevent and respond to GBV

    The University of Chitral remains dedicated to contributing to national and global efforts to eliminate gender-based violence. By participating in such training programs, the university aims to bolster its role in fostering a safe and supportive environment for all individuals, particularly those affected by GBV.