Capacity building for the police and national guard officers in Tunisia

Duration of the project: 2020- 2021 (8 months)

The IBCR is involved in Tunisia to strengthen the skills of members of the Police and the National Guard in the field of children's rights.

Funded by UNICEF and implemented by the IBCR, the project aims to train around 100 members of the National Guard and Police on the rights of children in conflict with the law, victims and/or witnesses and associated with violent groups in Tunisia. Implemented over 8 months, the project provides expertise and training to strengthen the actions and practices of the security forces that intervene closest to children, particularly those in conflict with the law, in the area of children's rights.

Divided into several phases, the project begins with data collection through multiple workshops, in order to assess the needs in terms of training of police officers and the National Guard, as well as the coordination of their actions with other actors in the child protection system. Based on the needs expressed by members of the police, the National Guard, training schools, the ministry representatives and the members of civil society, training courses are then developed. They incorporate a psychosocial dimension of child support, taking into account the specific features of the different situations and context in Tunisia. This is followed by training of trainers and support for the first courses.

Throughout this process, the Office works closely with the UNICEF Tunisia office, the Ministry of the Interior, a lawyer, and a psychosocial expert, who are essential local partners to ensure the sustainability of the project's actions.

Our objectives

  • Strengthen the capacity of police and national guard officers to intervene with children, including those in conflict with the law, victims and/or witnesses in accordance with the rights of the child.
  • Ensure that training courses adapted to the context and reality of Tunisia, intended for police and National Guard officers, are integrated into their training curriculum.
  • To better protect children in contact with the law in Tunisia, by enabling professionals to adapt their practices to their needs.
  • Intervention locations : Tunisie
  • Project duration: 8 months
  • Partners :
    • UNICEF Tunisia
  • Highlights:
    • About ten trainers able to facilitate training
    • Nearly 100 trained police officers or members of the National Guard
    • A Practical Guide for the accompaniment of children in contact with justice developed
  • Fields of activity and expertise :
    • Capacity building
    • Applied research
    • Training leadership
    • Violence against children
    • Child protection systems
    • Children and the justice system

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