21 Dec 2017

Kiribati to open new centre to those affected by violence

2:38 pm on 21 December 2017

A new centre to support women and children affected by violence in Kiribati looks set to open early next year.

Kiribati - figure at shoreline

Photo: RNZ

The Kiribati Women and Children Support centre recruited Teretia Tokam in June this year to be the support centre's first co-ordinator.

According to a study conducted in 2010 by the Kiribati Family Health Association, the country has one of the Pacific region's highest prevalence rates of domestic violence.

The Australia-based Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development initiative has funded the centre worth around $US160,000.