Posts Tagged ‘Gender related violence’

Churches in Fiji observe Break-the-Silence Sunday

Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Last Sunday Churches across Fiji observed Break the Silence Sunday in a united attempt to break the culture of silence and shame around violence against women. This is in response to research conducted by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre which suggests that 64 percent of Fijian women aged between 15 and 49 have experienced physical or Read more

Churches called on to unite in opposing gender-based violence

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

All churches should stand united and preach zero-tolerance of gender based violence. This was the view of Reverend Joji Abonio from St Christopher’s Anglican Church, who was part of a male advocacy training workshop that ended in Suva on Friday 22 July. “We are thankful to the Pacific Conference of Churches and the Fiji Council 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

A great place to bring up kids – yeah right!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

New Zealand’s reputation as a great place to bring up kids is taking some big blows. Fourteen women, six men and ten children are killed by a member of their family every year on average. Now the Government is considering making family violence a stand-alone offence. Domestic violence is gaining the attention of the Vatican. Read more

PNG: Catholic Church combating sorcery related violence

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

While the PNG government has made some efforts, the work to combat sorcery related violence is often left to church groups and NGOs says associate professor Richard Eves, from the state society and governance in Melanesia program at ANU. A recent intervention preventing the murder of four women accused of sorcery is being hailed as a Read more