Fiji Time: 9:10 PM on Thursday 27 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

'Give the right advice'

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

POLICEMEN attending a workshop facilitated by the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre in Nadi were reminded of their responsibility to give men the right advice when their partners report incidents of sexual violence and abuse.

Speaking at the opening of the workshop on Monday, officer in charge at the Nadi Police Station Acting Assistant Superintendent Petero Tuinararama said one of the biggest issues was the advice given to male perpetrators at police stations.

Mr Tuinararama, who has five years of experience with the centre as a male advocate against violence against women and as chair of the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children in Nadi, said it was the cultural attitude of police that got in the way of their work while dealing with crimes of violence against women and girls.

"It is because of this that most officers became non-enforcers of the law and were not able to provide women with the help they need," he said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65690.6379
JPY 54.043051.0430
GBP 0.37900.3710
EUR 0.44740.4354
NZD 0.70000.6670
AUD 0.64600.6210
USD 0.48860.4716

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Salaries reduced
  2. Hard work never fails
  3. Villagers defy State sacking
  4. Kepa makes 'gag' claims
  5. Mixed views over pot bid
  6. LTA appoints new expat CEO
  7. Fiji PM turns 63; Parliament sings birthday song
  8. Bills fast-tracked, passed
  9. Teachers: Reinstate allowance
  10. CORRECTION

Top Stories this Week

  1. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  2. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  3. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  4. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  5. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)
  6. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  7. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)
  8. Cokes17: 29 records fall as Natabua, ACS rise Saturday (22 Apr)
  9. Her dream a reality Tuesday (25 Apr)
  10. A mother's sacrifice Monday (24 Apr)