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Advocate commends police force

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

THE Fiji Women's Crisis Centre welcomes the move by the Fiji Police Force to include non-government organisations (NGOs) in training its staff on areas that deal directly with its line of work.

FWCC co-ordinator Shamima Ali said remarks made by chief operations officer ACP Rusiate Tudravu at the closing of a workshop on violence against women and children for police officers was an indication that the increasing numbers of violence against women and children could be reduced was encouraging.

ACP Tudravu had said police needed assistance from NGOs and other stakeholders because they lacked funding and expertise within the force to conduct such workshops.

"We had the opportunity to help out after we received a request from headquarters to help out on this training. Like you must have heard from ACP Tudravu that they do not have the funding and resources for this kind of training and they have to look at NGOs on how they are able to offer it," Ms Ali said.

"We have provided training and it has been a good week for us because these are people who we normally don't have access to all the time."

Ms Ali said it was encouraging to see the 40 participants from police stations across the Eastern Division engage in workshop in a very positive way.

"The interest they have shown, the liveliness and the vast experience they have in the areas has made the workshop successful."

Ms Ali said the partnership between police and FWCC was very important and the workshop marked the forging of a new partnership.








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