THE Zero Tolerance Violence Free Community campaign has augured well for Volivoli villagers in Sigatoka.
Village headman Rupeni Takavo said the program also strengthened unity and relationship among villagers.
"There are about 500 people in this village and we have committed ourselves to work with the government on the violence-free program," he said.
"We have set up a gatekeeping committee to ensure that no violence will be tolerated in the village. The villagers have been informed about the Domestic Violence Decree and Crimes Decree, so they are very well aware of the laws in place and the consequences they will face if they break the law."
Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni will be present at the village to celebrate its commitment to the Zero Tolerance Violence Free Community campaign today.
The minister commended the leaders and villagers for their commitment to the campaign.
Mr Takavo said while the village had seldom experienced any form of violence in recent years, the implementation of this program would strengthen peace and unity among his people and would ensure Volivoli remained violence-free. The campaign has been widely promoted around the country and has seen the inclusion of other key agencies that work together to ensure its success.
Other villagers in the West that have Zero Tolerance Violence Free campaign are Tavualevu, Natalaicake in Ba, Vitogo in Lautoka and Vatukacevaceva in Ra.