Нead of GEC is Olena Kovalyova.
The Gender Education Center of the Odessa State University of Internal Affairs was established on the basis of the Department of Administrative Law and Administrative Process in September 2015.
The purpose of the Gender Education Center for of the OSUIA is to provide scientific and practical assistance to trainers, cadets and students on the implementation of gender equality ideas in the educational process by enhancing the gender component in the content of social and humanitarian disciplines; conducting educational events; organizing research on equal rights and opportunities for women and men, eliminating all forms of discrimination, preventing domestic violence, combating human trafficking, etc.
Given the specifics of the Odessa State University of Internal Affairs as a higher education institution that trains future law enforcement and human rights activists, the focus of the main activities of the GEC, in addition to the general aspects of gender issues, is the issue of counteracting gender-based violence, in particular domestic violence and trafficking in human beings.
The Central Committee of the Department of Internal Affairs has experts on combating domestic violence and trafficking in human beings, European anti-discrimination standards, etc. Representatives of the Central Organizing Committee of the State Department of Internal Affairs constantly raise their awareness of gender issues and improve their skills in conducting coaching and educational activities, cooperate with public administration and civil society organizations, mass media and others.
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