Some 25 persons, staff of humanitarian organizations and officials from related ministries providing Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), mental and psychosocial support services have been urged to intentionally include persons with disabilities in their services.
This was during a 3-day refresher training organized by the Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action (DIHA) Project.
Nsono Josephine, Gender and Child Protection Supervisor says the training was to improve participants’ understanding on SGBV identification, appropriate referral and counter referrals of survivors with disabilities.
The training was organized against the back drop of the ongoing crisis characterized by violence, increase in sexual and gender-based violence, mental and psychological issues.
In, many organizations when providing SGBV and psycho social services don’t take measures to ensure that persons with disabilities benefit from their services. However, thanks to the DIHA project the CBC Health services is partnering with other humanitarian organizations to meet the increasing needs of SGBV survivors and people with mental and psychosocial issues. This in a bid to ensure that services are disability inclusive.
Wirba Asan, Regional Delegate of Women’s Empowerment and the Family for the North West Region said the new knowledge on inclusive SGBV services will positively impact service delivery. He encouraged the participants to restitute the knowledge gained in their different organizations
DIHA is implemented by the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office through CBM. The workshop took place at the Baptist Center from July 28 – 30, 2022.