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Fanian Bamngin CHIEF of Police Yap: Domestic Violence Legislation Will Help Improve Police Response

Fanian Bamngin CHIEF of Police Yap: Domestic Violence Legislation Will Help Improve Police Response

February 9, 2018

[GUAM Feb 09 2018] While there is no legislation in Yap to provide protection for victims and survivors of domestic violence, reports of domestic violence is made at the police station and the Attorney Generals’s office nonetheless. Chief of Police, Fanian Bamngin has been with the police force for more

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Benito Cantero DIRECTOR of Police Pohnpei: New Law, New Attitude!

Benito Cantero DIRECTOR of Police Pohnpei: New Law, New Attitude!

February 9, 2018

[GUAM Feb 09 2018] According to Benito Cantero, Director of Police in Pohnpei, it took approximately ten years for the women of Pohnpei to successfully push through legislation on family violence. The Domestic Issues Act (2017) provides for mechanisms and procedures to deal with incidents of Domestic Violence. The law

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Edmond Salik CHIEF of Police Kosrae: Domestifc Violence is More Than Just The Name

February 9, 2018

[GUAM Feb 08 2018] With a population of approximately 6,500 people, Edmond Salik who is the Chief of Police for Kosrae one of the four-island states of Federated States of Micronesia sees the challenges of addressing violence against women on Kosrae very clearly. Salik explained that most of their reported

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Johnny Santos CHIEF of FSM National Police FSM: Training Critical For All Police

February 8, 2018

[GUAM Feb 08 2018] “Human rights is an area I am not too familiar with, I know my government has made agreements to uphold human rights but I’ve never really known what exactly those agreements were,” expressed Johnny Santos, Chief of National Police Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Santos, who

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George Lanwi, COMMISSIONER of Police, RMI: Working Closely With NGOs Is Critical

February 7, 2018

[GUAM Feb 07 2018]  George Lanwi, who has been the Commissioner of Police in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) for the last twenty-years and a member of the RMI police force for 30 years, says that working closely with their women’s group, Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI),

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Aloysius Aloriz, DIRECTOR of Bureau of Public Safety, Palau: Challenges of Policing Violence in Small Communities

February 6, 2018

[Guam Feb 06 2018] Director of the Palau Bureau of Public Safety, Aloysius Aloriz says that the recently passed Family Protection Act (2012) and the No Drop Policy are key tools to ensuring that survivors access to justice is ensured on the island of Palau, with a population of approximately

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