Media Release

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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“It’s going to take all of us to address violence against women”: Chief Of Police Guam Joseph Cruz

“It’s going to take all of us to address violence against women”: Chief Of Police Guam Joseph Cruz

February 5, 2018

[05 February, Guam] “One of the commitments I have made as the Chief of Police from Guam, is to assist police from across Micronesia by helping to culminate training, such as this, to up-skill and improve police responses to violence against women and domestic violence cases,” said Joseph Cruz, Guam

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Executive Level Officers Determined to Make a Change.

Executive Level Officers Determined to Make a Change.

November 26, 2017

Nadi (24 November 2017) Executive level Police Officers from around the Pacific have made commitments towards improving police services in addressing gender based violence (GBV) survirvors in their respective countries The officers were given an opportunity to discuss amongst their country groups a plan of action that they will be

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47% of Homicide Victims Worldwide Are Women!

47% of Homicide Victims Worldwide Are Women!

November 24, 2017

20 Executive Pacific Police Officers from around the region were given the hard-hitting facts of homicide statistics on a global scale. While 6% of homicide victims are male, a staggering 47% are female. Australian Federal Police (AFP) Trainers Vanessa Stone and Stuart Campbell emphasized how much of an epidemic violence

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Understanding Why Women Withdraw Complaints Against Violent Partners

Understanding Why Women Withdraw Complaints Against Violent Partners

November 23, 2017

NADI (22 Nov 2017) Executive level Police Officers from around the Pacific spent their third day of training examining some of the reasons why many women withdraw complaints made to the police or decide not to leave violent relationships. Police officers shared that one of the biggest problems they experience

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