FWCC: Data can bring prominence to issues of violence

Update: 5:50PM DATA collected on violence against women and children living with disabilities will enable the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre to bring prominence to the issues those groups faced that are often not on the priority list of policies, stakeholders, and the government?s budget.

FWCC coordinator Shamima Ali said they began collecting disaggregate data on violence against women and children living with disabilities back in 2013.

“Previously, the data was counted as usual and included in our data tables but not highlighted separately as we do now,” Ms Ali said. 

“We collect counseling data on a number of clients we attend to with disabilities with different issues such as domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, child abuse, others, etcetera. 

“Data is also collected on persons with disabilities through anecdotal evidence during community outreach.”

Ms Ali said the centre provided advocacy support to any women or child accessing its counseling services in relation to violence.