Training of Trainers workshop on Women’s Access to Justice
February 21, 2019 8:06 am
The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement training of trainers’ (TOT) workshop
The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement carried out a three-day training of trainers’ (TOT) workshop.
The workshop was on improving women’s access to justice earlier this week.
The workshop which was held from the 18th to 20th was funded by the European Union (EU) through the Balancing the Scales: Improving Fijian Women’s Access to Justice project.
FWRM Executive Director Nalini Singh says the prevalence of violence against women and girls in Fiji continues to be a concern and there is a need for a collective effort to raise awareness and advocate for change.
FWRM’s recent 3-year analysis on sexual violence against women and girls found that the average age of victim/survivors of rape cases was less than 17 years old from 2016 to 2018.
The workshop was aimed at empowering community leaders and trainers to advocate for women’s access to justice and share the information and knowledge back to their respective communities.
The TOT brought together 12 participants from the North, West and Central division including representatives from several NGOs.