Gender based violence and human rights workshop
November 19, 2017 11:38 pm
It’s important that police officers understand the gender dynamics and power relations in cases of violence against women in the Pacific.
This was highlighted by the Fiji Women Crisis Center who claims that rates of violence against women in the region is amongst the highest in the world.
FWCC Coordinator, Shamima Ali says twenty senior officers from seven Pacific countries will be attending a five-day workshop on gender, violence against women and human rights at the Sofitel Resort in Nadi this week.
Ali says the workshop targets officers who are able to influence change in their frontline response to survivors of violence against women and to bring perpetrators to justice.
The workshop also aims to examine the links between policing and human rights, with the hope that the participating officers will contribute to putting in place procedures.
Participants include officers from Tuvalu, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Vanuatu and an Australian Federal Police representative.
This is the third workshop for regional executive-level police officers facilitated by FWCC in partnership with AFP, Canberra.