Municipal and community commissions are trained on violence prevention issues

The initiative is part of the government's strategies to raise awareness of the importance of promoting violence prevention and various actions to benefit the communities.

by Astrid Luna
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Alta Verapaz, by -AGN- The Community Violence Prevention Unit –UPCV- carried out a training session for representatives of the Community Violence Prevention Commissions Cocopres and the Municipal Violence Prevention Commissions -Comupres-, with the participation of more than 200 people.

The initiative is part of the government’s strategies to raise awareness of the importance of promoting violence prevention and various actions to benefit the communities.

Commitment 

The UPCV, led by Nicolás Reanda, has planned community activities for the prevention of violence and crime, with positive results in encouraging peaceful coexistence among children, teenagers, young adults, and women, based on three goals:

  • Citizen participation in the community, municipal, and departmental
  • Culture of prevention by conviction
  • Foster  early warnings and a culture  of filing complaints against violence.

The UPCV’s actions are to promote municipal public policies to prevent violence and crime.

It seeks to create departmental prevention commissions, Comupres and Cocopres, and promote Community Plans and Road Accident Prevention Campaigns.

The initiative also includes cultural and recreational activities, training, and lectures on different topics that empower citizens to address the prevention of violence and focus on how to address it, encouraging pacific coexistence and a culture of peace.

Appreciation

Marlon Ochoa, First Municipal Councilman of Tactic, thanked the UPCV for this opportunity because they promote citizen participation. He urged the participants to multiply their involvement.

The UPCV is an institution that recognizes, values and promotes prevention as the most suitable option for creating awareness among the Guatemalan population, contributing to and encouraging a culture of peace.

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