United States Government funds Police and Social Workers Training

Isaac Magagula handing a certificate to a police officer

Last Wednesday, 35 police officers and 35 social workers wrapped up their training on child-sensitive approaches to case management, a program funded by the U.S. government’s Full Participation Fund. They also received certificates from the National Commissioner of the Royal Swaziland Police Service, Isaac Magagula. This training will help officers and social workers to deal with child survivors and witnesses of sexual violence in a professional way, handle evidence more efficiently, and ensure that victims are not subjected to secondary trauma. Magagula remarked that the training came at a very appropriate time, when Swaziland is witnessing an unprecedented increase in cases of sexual violence and other forms of abuse.