Posts Tagged ‘family violence’

Churches and NGO in partnership to address gender inequalities

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Family violence cannot be addressed without taking due consideration of the gender inequalities faced by women and girls in the Solomon Islands says Ethel Sigimanu. She is Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs. Sigimanu was speaking at the opening of World Vision’s three day Channels of Hope for Gender, Church Read more

Family violence: 525,000 New Zealanders harmed every year

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

New Zealand has the worst rate of family and intimate-partner violence in the world. In 2015, police around New Zealand attended about 105,000 family violence callouts. If each of those incidents was represented by a person, that’s getting close to the population of Tauranga. It is estimated that 80 per cent of incidents go unreported Read more

Police recognise role played by churches in family protection

Friday, April 15th, 2016

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has recognised the roles played by local cultures and churches in the implementation of the Family Protection Act 2014. Gwen Ratu, who represents the office of the Police Commissioner, told a media conference on the Family Protection Act that culture and church have valued roles in the implementation processes Read more

Fiji’s Methodists address violence

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma says it does not condone any form of violence. Church general secretary, Reverend Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa, made the call in light of the latest figures revealed by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) showing 756 cases of domestic violence from January to July. “Ever since the church began, Read more