Training the police

How to implement institutional level change to reduce gender-based violence

In Jakarta, Rutgers WPF Indonesia collaborated with the National Indonesian Police. A total of 75 participants from three training cohorts from different provinces in Indonesia took part. The themes of the trainings included: sex and gender; masculinity; GBV; stages of behavioural changes; basic counselling skills; anger management; sexuality; caregiving; and father’s legacies. The training addressed ground-breaking topics, within the context of the police, and participants shared personal insights. The sessions were formatted in role play, group discussions, exercise and pedagogy methods. These workshops set the basis for the GBV counselling program of male perpetrators of violence in Indonesia.