The Anglican Church has made a commitment in supporting Preventing Violence Against Women in Fiji’s Faith Settings Program.
This was the statement by Vicar General of the Anglican Church-Venerable Orisi Vuki during the official launch of the Program in Suva yesterday.
Vicar General of the Anglican Church-Venerable Orisi Vuki says:
“As far as 2013, the Anglican Church made a commitment that there would be zero tolerance of violence within our homes, our schools, our communities, and in the church. Implementing the Project on Prevention will contribute to bringing that commitment to a reality. The Initiative taken with the help of House of Sarah to take on board the Prevention model by raising voices on the ground breaking SASA Faith fits very well into the church structures”
About 20 Trained Community Activist will be part of the Project at the 3 Assigned Anglican Communities that has already started it’s Phase One Stage.
Community Activist- Amuna Nalau shared some of the challenges faced by them in the communities.
“There are factors that contribute to women’s silence and some of this are school drop-outs, strong belief in taboos, fear of sharing ideas and stories and feeling ashamed that they will be ridiculed in the Community”
The House of Sarah under the Anglican Church is proud to be implementing the Fiji Project on Preventing Violence Against Women in Fiji’s Faith Setting for the next 4 years.
The Program is Funded by the European Union and the Australian Government.