A training manual for police officers on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence was developed for the Police Educational Complex of Armenia within the framework of the Council of Europe project “The path towards Armenia’s ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence”.
This training manual provides the police officers with a solid understanding of specific issues on combating gender-based violence against women throughout the daily police work. It will be included in different training programs taught in the Police Education Complex of Armenia starting from March 2022.
This manual helps also to better equip police officers with knowledge on international and national laws, roles, and tasks of the police in protecting women against violence and domestic violence, recognise harmful gender stereotypes and how these are related to gender-based violence and unequal power relations between men and women. The training manual focuses on understanding the procedures and obligations for ensuring the protection and safety of victims, as well as risk assessments and management from the aspect of gendered understanding of domestic violence, privacy and confidentiality of victims and children of domestic violence by using a victim centred approach.