Fiji Time: 7:01 AM on Friday 31 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

FWCC welcomes police move

Dawn Gibson
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

THE call for more female police officers by the Fiji Police Force was labelled a positive one by the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre (FWCC) yesterday.

FWCC director Shamima Ali said the move was welcome.

"We welcome this call because of the need to promote gender equality and giving women a fair chance," Ms Ali said.

She added that the initiative provided plus points to the force.

Following these comments however, Ms Ali highlighted the need for police officers — men and women — to be sensitive about issues pertaining to violence against women and girls.

"In our experience, we have come across horrific responses from both male and female officers.

"But also great sensitivity from those who have been sensitised and have undergone appropriate training on gender-based violence," she said.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. On the rise
  2. Dob them!
  3. Murder trial on
  4. New $2 coin with Spanish flower for release
  5. Sweet success
  6. Minister: No drop in FEA bills
  7. Call for drug raids
  8. Canoes Down Under
  9. Department spends $1.4m
  10. $120m for water upgrade

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's worry Sunday (26 Oct)
  2. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  3. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  4. Ryan speaks out Monday (27 Oct)
  5. 'Widespread abuse' Monday (27 Oct)
  6. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  7. Passport scam Wednesday (29 Oct)
  8. Theft by workers Monday (27 Oct)
  9. Equal rights Tuesday (28 Oct)
  10. Alert over fake visas Tuesday (28 Oct)