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Military in pilot program

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, February 13, 2014

THE Male Advocacy for Women's Human Rights Handbook was piloted in 2002 in Fiji with the military, in partnership with the Ministry of Women.

Fiji Women's Crisis Centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali said the program had since been introduced in Vanuatu, Tonga, Cook Islands and Papua New Guinea.

"Three fundamental principles are the use of a human rights framework to increase men's awareness of gender equality as a fundamental human right, which involves challenging traditional and cultural beliefs and practices on violence against women and gender relations," she said.

"The second one is the importance of men addressing their own violence before they can be effective advocates, or provide counselling to other men, and the provision of training and support to facilitate this process."





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