THE Fiji Women's Crisis Centre in association with the Suva Volleyball Association will host the 16 Days of Activism Womens Volleyball Tournament this weekend.
This is the second year the two parties are coming together to host the event and they are hoping the tournament will be a good way to advocate their messages at the LICI Multi-Purpose Courts in Suva.
Tournament organiser Semaima Lagilagi said firstly the tournament would provide women an opportunity to be part of the global movement to raise awareness on gender-based violence and its effects on our women and children.
"Participation in this tournament not only provides an opportunity for us to advocate against violence against women but to continue to raise awareness on, gender-based violence using sports as a tool to educate youths and provide information on services that the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre offers them should they need to utilise it at any point in their lives," she said.
"We believe that prevention is better than cure. We would also like to educate our youths the consequences of inflicting violence against women and the consequences of their actions in regards to the law."
Over 10 teams have registered for the tournament and Lagilagi is confident more teams will join the event before entries close today.