BUNS’ personnel drilled by CIPCRE on protection against sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

Training BUNS’ personnel on PSEA by CIPCRE

As rehabilitation works intensify on the Babadjou-Bamenda stretch of road, CIPCRE doubles efforts to topple the rate of gender-based violence and prevent possible occurrence of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) cases in the project zone. Some of these efforts range from door-to-door sensitization, media sensitization and training workshops on the causes, consequences, and how to limit cases of GBV in the communities. But nevertheless, it was the turn of BUNS, “BUNS is the executing company in charge rehabilitation works on the Babadjou-Bamenda road”.

   Over 100 personnel of this company in charge of rehabilitation works on the Babadjou-Bamenda corridor have in different groups received training on protection against sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA). The training session which lasted for three days (24th, 25th, and 27th of May 2022) trained 115 of BUNS’ personnel, constituted in three different groups, ‘’each group was trained on day duration’’. The three-day training workshop on PSEA was mainly to limit cases of SEA in the zone of the project during rehabilitation works, familiarize BUNS’ workers with PSEA policy, and understanding the various signs of PSEA both in the office, and in the communities.

They were drilled on different terms, including:

  • The six core principles and United Nation’s zero tolerance on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA)
  • Causes and consequences of SEA to the perpetrator, victim/survivor, the company, and the community
  • The roles and responsibilities of every worker to uphold the fight against SEA.

More so, all the workers (those already trained) were called to respect the six core principles on SEA, and to also seriously take their responsibilities commencing with the signing of the company’s code of conduct.

Notwithstanding, further training sessions to touch all the workers and other persons involved in this project are being pursued, and frequent trips of follow-up will be officiated by CIPCRE, to make sure that the content of this training workshop has been put into practice by these workers as we (CIPCRE) strive against sexual exploitation and for a very conducive environment to the development of children especially throughout this period of rehabilitation works on the Babadjou-Bamenda road.