Fiji Time: 10:42 PM on Saturday 29 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Women to fight violence

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

THE Vodafone Fiji Foundation will soon train women in communities in the hope of promoting the fight to end violence against women and children.

Foundation executive Ambalika Kutty said the purpose of the training was to equip selected women who would reach out to their communities in advocating for the eradication of violence against women and children.

"This will also be done through subscribing to our mWomen channels through Vodafone and women can receive advice through their cellphones," she said.

"As we know, the subscription channels are free and anyone can educate themselves on these pillars and it is to educate our community on the availability of these channels and how this aspires to bring about a difference in our communities.

"It is also to allow members of our communities to seek counselling via mobile technology which they otherwise may be difficult to access because of shame and lack of information."

Ms Kutty said the mWomen channel had reached about 38,000 people.

"Consequently, we deem that face to face interaction is important.

"This also helps us develop solutions that matter most to our communities," 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. Tuqiri leaves Rabbitohs as champion
  2. In the hot seat
  3. E-ticketing under scrutiny
  4. The way forward for Fiji players
  5. 7s team adapts well in Dubai
  6. Biman stays
  7. $60m profit outlook
  8. Glamorous fundraiser
  9. Heroes give emergency response equipment
  10. Sewing machines to help women

Top Stories this Week

  1. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade Wednesday (26 Nov)
  2. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  3. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  4. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  5. Indecent jokes warning Wednesday (26 Nov)
  6. Jail terms for former Post Fiji executives Monday (24 Nov)
  7. President Xi leaves impression on leaders Monday (24 Nov)
  8. LTA fires corrupt 4 Thursday (27 Nov)
  9. Speaker changes her tune Friday (28 Nov)
  10. Man behind the change Wednesday (26 Nov)