Development of a Standard Operating Procedure for Handling Gender Based Violence Cases
A one-day workshop for ‘the Development of a Standard Operating Procedure for Handling Gender Based Violence Cases’ at NAPTIP, was held on the 17 July 2019 in Abuja
In Attendance was, Rhoda Prevail Tyoden (Country Vice President of FIDA Nigeria), Amina Agbaje (Deputy Country Vice president of FIDA Nigeria) and Racheal Adejo (Chairperson of Abuja Branch, FIDA Nigeria). The Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli was represented by Mrs. Ebele Ulasi the Director Counselling and Rehabilitation, NAPTIP. Mr. Sebastian Shikel represented Oxfam, the donor. Various departments from NAPTIP such as Counselling and Rehabilitation department; Legal and Prosecution department; Intelligence Officers attached to NAPTIP; The welcome and opening address was delivered by Rhoda Prevail Tyoden, the Country Vice President. A few goodwill messages were delivered by representatives of Oxfam and NAPTIP.
Training and Manpower department; Research and Programs Development department and Investigation and Monitoring department were all represented.
The workshop started at about 10:00am, with an overview of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2015. The participants broke into groups to brain storm on the content of the SOP. The first group looked at ‘Coordination Mechanism’; the second group looked at ‘Case Management and Referrals Pathways’; the third group considered ‘Prevention’ and the fourth group discussed ‘Documentation, Data and Monitoring’.
Each group considered various incidences, the operational procedure, the Standard observation of organizational ethics that needs to be adhered to, the department that is responsible and the time frame within which actions needs to be taken.
After deliberations, group representatives made presentations and the workshop came to a close. A subsequent Validation meeting will be held at an agreed date