Advocacy Statement Gender Based Violence

Building a free of violence society where all women and children of all ages feel secure and safe. A strong focus around trying to find avenues to better improve services for survivors of Gender Based Violence and increased the understanding of Gender Based Violence in Vanuatu and provide a more efficient intervention through the implementation of the Family protection act but also the setting up of Registered Counselors and Authorized Persons for the whole of Vanuatu. 

The three strategic areas to help reduce Gender Based Violence that the Department of Women's Affairs is working on are :

  • Increase awareness on human rights and Gender Equality
  • Deliver prevention and early intervention programs targeting men and boys
  • Introduce a system of justice and protection services for women and girls affected by any forms of domestic violence 

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