USHAHIDI: An Important Tool To Keep Track Incidences Of GBV

Staff Writer | The Open Institute | December 29, 2012

Four training sessions were organized on the use of Ushahidi and Gender Based Violence (GBV) data collection, on December 18th and 26th, 27th and 28th. They were attended by 108 commune/sangkat councilors and members of commune/sangkat committees in charge of women and children in Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom province. Among them were 54 women. The training was co-organized by the National League of Commune/Sangkat, the Open Institute, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Women Affairs.

The aim of these training sessions was three-fold: encouraging and strengthening the use of ICTs to report incidences of GBV by commune/Sangkat councilors and track responses; increasing awareness of GBV and of response mechanisms; supporting service providers with prevention responses to GBV. Thus, these training sessions will strengthen the capacity of women's right organizations, councilors, service providers and legal support groups to collect and use data relative to GBV by survey questionnaire...