PRESS RELEASE: FWCC to hold extensive human rights trainings in Gau for two weeks

5 Jun, 2023

A team from the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre which includes Senior Counsellors and Community Educators Lavenia Tuitabu and Ilisapeci Maria, Legal Officer Lavenia Raisua and Comms Officer Semi Turaga, are on their way to Gau Island for two weeks of trainings and awareness sessions with both women and men.

The first week of the training on Gender, Human Rights, Violence against Women and Girls and Legal Literacy with 50 women from the Tikina (District) of Sawaieke will encompass eight villages which includes Sawaieke, Somosomo, Yadua, Nawaikama, Nukuloa, Lovu, Vadravadra and Levuka-i-Gau.

In the second week, 50 men will go through the training at Nawaikama Village.

These trainings and awareness sessions were organised after an official request from the Assistant Roko Tui Lomaiviti Iosefo Vereivalu earlier in the year.

Vereivalu is a FWCC Male Advocate for Women’s Human Rights.

Since its establishment in 1984, the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has been raising awareness on violence against women as a human rights violation.

This is done through its extensive community education program and community awareness and training for government agencies like the Department of Social Welfare, the Police, and corporate entities.

This is also in line with the National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls.

A comprehensive and holistic training module has been developed by FWCC and is used in various training packages locally and regionally with relevant adaptations.

This program is supported by the Australian Government through its Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

For more information, please call Shamima Ali on 9992 875


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