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White Ribbon program training to begin

November 25, 2015 12:17 am

Eliminating violence against women and children that occurs at evacuation centres is one of the focuses of the Fiji Red Cross Society.

FRCS Health & Care Coordinator Marica Kepa says this is a challenge especially during emergencies.

“During an emergency or disaster how we look after people in the evacuation centre because that is what a lot of violence happens because emotions are high and there’s a lot of anger and frustration. And then they take this anger out on the most venerable which are the women and children.”

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In light of this, sixteen male Fiji Red Cross Society volunteers will undergo two days of training in the lead up to the White Ribbon Day in Tau village, Sigatoka this weekend.

The Society is working with the UN Women who are sponsoring the event.

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