In an effort to increase access and advance social justice for women ProACI provided training for 40 state judges from 7 cities throughout B.C.S. in 2017.

The training aimed at providing judges with the tools needed to incorporate a gender and human rights perspective in the courtroom.

ProACI also carried out training with educators in 2017. Reaching more than 200 educators from all counties in the state, ProACI’s work focused on the educator’s responsibility in implementing new and important violence protection norms and protocols. The training included a special focus on the sexual abuse of children, the availability of immediate protection orders for victims of violence and the legal responsibility to protect and defend.

Capacity Building: I went to a training organized by Centro Mujeres without having a precise idea of its content. I was curious. Once in the training the information and the hands on practice involved impacted me so much that it made a huge transformation in my personal and professional life. Applying the tools and knowledge from CM’s training I was better able to impact policy and practices regarding violence against women and children. I became a voice and strong advocate for justice that positively contributed to improving the lives and safety of women and children in the state. ~Sofia, graduate from the Leadership Training Institute on Gender, Population and Reproductive Health