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FWCC Open Day to mark campaign on violence against women

November 24, 2014 12:08 am

The Fiji Womens Crisis Centre is holding an open day today to mark the campaign on violence against women.

Fiji Women’s Crisis Center coordinator Shamima Ali says the open day is the first of many activities the Centre has planned.

“The 16 days of activism is a global event and this is its 23rd year and it is marked in about 190 countries throughout the world”

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The 16 days of activism against Gender-based violence begins tomorrow.
Ali, who is a founding member of the 16 days of activism movement says awareness is also about extending ones scope to include law enforcement and other stakeholders.

“It’s also about encouraging better services like for the Police and legislation and the implementation of the legislation that exists in Fiji.”

Statistics from FWCC reveal that a total of 575 domestic violence cases, 17 rape and 34 child abuse cases were reported at the centre in the first ten months of this year.

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