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113 Prosecutors trained on addressing violence against women in the workplace

UNFPA is working to confront violence against women in the workplace together with the National Council for Women’s (NCW), though a workshop held for 113 prosecutors from the Administrative Prosecution Authority on addressing violence against women at the workplace in this month.

The training was part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence activities, running from November 25 to December 10. It was attended by Essam El-Menshawy, Head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority, and Judge Amal Ammar, Assistant to the Minister of Justice.

“There are different forms of violence against women, which are not limited to criminal offenses but extend to include administrative violations,” Judge Ammar said in her opening remarks. “Consequently, the Administrative Prosecution Authority has an important role in creating a safe work environment.”

The virtual training was done in cooperation with the Administrative Prosecution Authority and the Ministry of Justice.

Judge Ahmed El-Naggar, Legal Expert at the National Council for Women’s GBV Coordination Unit, led the training.

Through the GBV Coordination Unit established by UNFPA at the National Council for Women, UNFPA carries out capacity-building workshops on international and national guidelines to address violence against women cases for criminal justice practitioners (including public prosecutors and judges), medical service providers and forensic doctors from the National Forensic Authority.

Violence against women in the workplace is a violation of women’s rights and has an impact on women’s health, wellbeing and performance at work.