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Plans for a special unit

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, November 15, 2012

NAMAKA police are working towards establishing a special unit to deal with domestic violence, sexual offences, child abuse and sexual exploitation by tourists.

Once established, this would be the first unit of its kind in the country.

This was revealed by the officer-in-charge at the Namaka Police Station, assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Petero Tuinirarama at the sixth regional meeting on the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls in progress in Nadi.

ASP Tuinirarama also outlined to more than 20 regional participants at the conference the work that his officers had done to deal with the problem of violence against women and children in his area of command.

"We have recognised that individual violence is supported by a social system based on power and control and those in authority need to be sensitised to the issue of gender-based violence so perpetrators are given impunity for violence," he said.

ASP Tuinirarama added the establishment of the specialised unit at Namaka was an important part of his plan to make Nadi a violence-free zone.





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