30 Nov 2017

Pacific police urged to apply strict zero tolerance to violence

From , 4:03 pm on 30 November 2017

Civil society organisations working with survivors of gender-based violence in the Pacific are urging police in the region to apply zero tolerance approaches to gender based violence.

The Fiji and Tonga Women and Children's Crisis centres in partnership with the Australian Federal Police are hosting police executives from all around the Pacific in Fiji this week, training them in best practice when dealing with survivors of violence.

The Fiji crisis centre's Shamima Ali told Koroi Hawkins cultural and religous belief systems are the biggest obstacles to justice for women.

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