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Centre to conduct training

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, April 14, 2014

THE Fiji Women's Crisis Centre will conduct gender training for about 40 policemen from Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki this week.

Centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali said the request for further training came as a result of a program recently carried out in Nadi.

"We applaud the initiative by Divisional Police Commander West SSP Salacieli Naivilawasa in asking us to come and conduct this training with his team," she said.

"Although the Western Division sexual violence statistics are low when compared to the Central and Eastern divisions, there are a number of factors that possibly contribute to this.

"Some issues women in the West face would be access to transport and also the fact that villages and settlements are quite spread out across the division."

Ms Ali said that because of the extensive awareness programs being conducted in the Central and Eastern divisions, women who were sexually or physically abused were more aware of their rights and the reporting process.

"There is a need to conduct more awareness in the West and this is something that we are look at doing soon."

For the first quarter of this year, seven cases of child abuse, seven of sexual harassment and two of rape were reported in the Western Division.








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