PESHAWAR: A three-day training on psychosocial first-aid was held for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police to equip them with essential skills required to deal effectively with psychologically stressed complainants.
According to a press release issued here, the training was attended by 30 police officers from Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda, Swabi and Nowshera districts.
The training course was aimed at enhancing participants’ knowledge on gender, gender roles, gender-based violence and other international standards of human rights, including, gender equality. It said the police officers were briefed on the importance of referrals and other focusing techniques while the effects of both good and bad listening were also demonstrated during several role-playing exercises. The training at the School of Investigation, Hayatabad, was jointly organised by KP Police and the Aitebaar Programme.
Aitebaar is a four-year UKAID-funded programme, being implemented in collaboration with the KP government to strengthen trust between citizens and government in the security and justice sector.