23 Jul 2008

Villagers in Fiji to pilot Violence Free Community programme

6:06 am on 23 July 2008

The people of Korotogo Village in Sigatoka in Fiji have agreed in principle to pilot the Violence Free Community programme which will see their community becoming violence free.

The decision followed a meeting this week, which included the former speaker of the House Pita Nacuva who accepted the proposal from the Department of Women official's senior officer for the Western Province Raijeli Mawa.

Two other communities have also agreed to be used as pilot communities and they are Koroipita in Lautoka and Namuimada Village in the Province of Ra.

A study will be carried out on the villages and the data used to implement the programme later this year.

The Violence Free Community Project will be launched during the annual campaign 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women, which lasts from November 25th to December 10th to combat all forms of violence against women and children.