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Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) Calabar Centre, has concluded a three-day training for 30 Gender and SRHR Focal officers drawn from various Government Ministeries, Departments and Agencies in Cross River State. The training was held from 19th-21st September,2023 in Calabar.
The training had the following objectives:
-To improve knowledge of participants on existing SRHR focused laws and policies at State, national, regional and International levels
– To improve synergy/collaboration amongst Gender and SRHR actors in government institutions
– To strengthen participants skills for further advocacy work towards improving access to SRHR information and service for Right holders at the State level
– To Discuss and draw up concrete plans on how to support HSP in conducting outreaches on SRHR in their communities.
The training is one of several activities implemented by GPI as part of the WeLead project with support from HIVOs.
Some topics taken during the training included: Understanding SRHR, Understanding Gender Concepts, CRS- Specific SRHR laws and policies that promote/protect Right Holders, Strategies for SRHR laws and policy implementation, Conducting Community Outreaches and State level advocacies on improving SRHR of Right Holders etc.