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Ali lauds police efforts

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, March 22, 2014

THE Fiji Women's Crisis Centre has lauded the West divisional police commander for taking the initiative of inviting her team to educate lawmen and women on how to deal with women who report domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali said the proactive step taken by SSP Salacieli Navilawasa was testimony to the commitment West police had to improve service delivery to women in the division.

"The week-long workshop for 37 officers from across the division conducted in Nadi was only made possible because DPC was very open to it and had actually made a request to us for training," she said.

"There have been many complaints from women who have gone to report domestic violence and sexual abuse and have not been treated with the dignity they should have.

"And what we have found through the workshop is that many police officers have not been adequately trained in regards to the Domestic Violence Decree."

Ms Ali said the workshop would be staged in other parts of Fiji in a bid to empower policemen and women to improve the manner in which women were treated.








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