family violence

Pacific countries agree to establish a regional working group to address domestic violence

Representatives from eleven Pacific countries have agreed to establish a regional working group to help address domestic violence issues. This agreement was a key result from a regional consultation made up of senior civil servants responsible for…

Tonga Family Protection Legal Aid Centre opens on 12 March 2018

Tonga will soon be the first country in the Pacific to have a legal aid centre specifically dedicated to helping people who are survivors of domestic violence. The Family Protection Legal Aid Centre will be opening its doors on Monday 12 March 2018. The…

Ending family violence in Pacific: law is not enough

A respected former Fijian judge has told a human rights forum that legislation is only part of the solution to ending domestic violence in the Pacific region.

Tribute to valued SPC colleague Losana McGowan

The staff of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of a valued Fijian colleague and friend, Ms Losana McGowan.
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