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Support for Police to improve outcomes for DV survivors

February 6, 2019 9:02 am

Police officers are being supported to help improve services and processes when responding to survivors of violence, most of whom are women.

Police deal daily with cases of domestic violence and other gender-based violence cases.

Training this week is aimed at helping police officers increase their knowledge and improve their understanding of gender, human rights, violence against women and girls and, in doing so, improve their skills to sensitively and professionally respond to female survivors who report gender-based violence.

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Providing police with information about the importance of a survivor-centred response, and about the National Service Delivery Protocol for Responding to Cases of Gender Based Violence, is central to this week’s Best Practices for Police Response to Domestic Violence: Understanding the Law, Practice and using a Survivor-Centred Approach training.

The one week training is being held at the Warwick Fiji Resort in Sigatoka and will end on Friday.

Organized by the Ministry for Women, being held in partnership with the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO).

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