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Anti-violence plan paying off

Timoci Vula
Monday, December 10, 2012

PREVENTION of violence against women is receiving increased attention because more is learnt about what works and what is promising to actually turn around the problem.

And UN Women's Ending Violence against Women Programme specialist Melissa Alvarado said data from studies on violence against women in the Pacific indicated the importance of working with children and young people, parents, leaders and whole communities to stop this problem and its consequences.

"We know that it is extremely important to work together on this very complex issue — no one group or agency can solve this problem alone," Ms Alvarado said.

She said the workshop, funded by the UN Women Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund held in Nadi last week, aimed to build on the momentum that already existed in the Pacific to transform violence against women and refine approaches.





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