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Legal literacy trainings to assist rural communities

August 18, 2012 8:06 pm

There is a need for rural communities to take on Legal Literacy trainings to provide a clearer understanding of the laws and legislations protecting human rights.

Social Welfare, Women and Poverty minister, Dr Jiko Luveni says the trainings will also assist in eliminating discriminatory practises against women and children.

Dr Luveni says they are working with the Fiji Police Force, the DPP, Legal Aid Commission and Judicial Department for assistance.

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Some villages that have been trained on legal literacy this year are Mualevu village in Lau, Qaranivai in Macuata, villages in Rakiraki district, Nayavu in Wainibuka, Savudrodro in Cakaudrove along with villages in Serua, Nadroga and Navua.

Some of the communities earmarked for this training later this year are Nabouwalu, Namau in Bua, Tavualevu village in Tavua and Korovou, Tailevu

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