November,2012 event report from community watch groups training andGBV survivors assistance and...

November,2012 event report from community watch groups training andGBV survivors assistance and medical care.

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November,2012 event report from community watch groups training andGBV survivors assistance and medical care.

Activities of this month (November 2012)

In the month of November, which is the second month of the project, the following activities were carried out:

Training for Neyruz IDP community watch group

From November 14-15 2012 OSPAD conducted a two-day training for Neyruz IDP community watch group in Howlwadag district. The training was attended by Neyruz IDP watch group comprising 25 members (20 males and 5 females). The training focused on important topics which are basis for the tasks and duties assigned to the CWGs. Besides the covered topics, much emphasis was made to extract first hand field experience of the CWG members in their day to day encounters of the protection related challenges within their respective IDP camps. So there was much for the participants to gain from one another.

During the training sessions, the community watch group members demonstrated great enthusiasm and readiness to practically apply the useful information they had acquired. The highly skilled methods used by the facilitator in making the CWGs working in groups had given the training special taste to the participants.

At the end of the workshop sessions the CWG were divided into groups and made presentations. From the presentations they showed it was quite clear that they thoroughly understood the covered topics as well as learning from each other’s personal experiences.

Topics covered in the training sessions:

–      Human rights and their relationship to IDP protection

–      Civil and political rights

–      Social and economic rights

–      International rights instruments

–      IDPs specific standards

–      Mapping of protection incidents and problems

–      Threats to IDPs in Camp

–      Community watch group (CWGs)

–      Rationale behind the CWGs

CWG formation and structure

–      Monitoring pattern IDP camp or settlements distance from the host communities

–      Monitoring pattern in IDP camp or settlements in vicinity of host community

–      Risk related to GWGs protection to GWGs protection monitoring

–      Standard operating procedure (SOP) protection monitoring.

–      Availability service provision conflict/conflict management

–      Security management in the IDP camp

–      Sources of insecurity in the IDPs

–      Conflict

–      Crime

–      Drug abuse

–      Impacts of insecurity in the IDPs camps

–      Concept of security

–      Importance of peace and security in IDP settlements.

–      Literacy

–      Improving relation between IDPs and police forces.

–      Steps to consensus building

–      Finding solutions

The methodologies used in the training included: round table debate, group work, group presentations, flip chart note taking and others.

 

  • Training for CashoIDP community watch group in Wardhigley district

  • From November 22-23,  2012 similarly OSPAD implemented  a two-day training for Cashocommunity watch group in wardhigley district. The training wasparticipated by CashoIDP watch group comprising 25 members (20 males and 5 females). The training shed light on important topics which are central to the tasks and duties that CWGs have to shoulder. Apart from the covered topics, much stress was made to take out first hand field experience of the CWG members in their day to day encounters of the protection related challenges within their respective IDP camps. The participants showed great interest in their personal protection related experiences in which each member was given the opportunity to narrate to the rest of participants.

    During the training sessions, the community watch group members showed huge eagerness and readiness to apply in practice the useful information they had acquired. The highly skilled methods used by the facilitator in making the CWGs working in groups had given the training special flavour as far as the participants are concerned.

    At the end of the workshop sessions the CWG were divided into groups and made presentations. From the presentations they showed it was quite clear that they thoroughly understood the covered topics as well as learning from each other’s personal experiences.

    Topics covered in the training sessions: (Casho IDP community watch group had the same topics that Neyruz IDP CWGs were given.  Please see above)

    Also the same methodologies were used: round table debate, group work, group presentations, flip chart note taking and others

    Closing of training

    At the end of the training for both Neyruz and Casho IDP community watch groups in Howlwadag and Wardhigley districts respectively, OSPAD’s executive director urged the CWGs to put into practice the skills they gained from the training and improve the quality of service they are to offer to their IDP community. He underlined that the training must serve as an indicator to the extent to which the CWG benefitted from the training, in other words the experience and knowledge gained by the CWGs should be clearly reflected in their day to day service deliveries.

  • Psychosocial and health care support for GBV survivors at the project areas.

    On the other hand, in the month of November, OSPAD project staff encountered 35 GBV survivors in Sarkusta area-Daynile district, 77 IDP, Hodan, Howlwadaag, Daynile, Waberi and Wardhiigley.  The 35 GBV

    Survivors included all types of GBV such as rape, physical assault, domestic violence, torture and others. OSPAD project team provided all the survivors with assorted types of assistance such as counselling, treatment, referrals etc.