Anti-violence campaigners in Tonga say a recent fact-finding mission to Fiji has helped them become better soldiers in their fight against violence.
Eleni Mone, of Families Free of Violence, says they explored service delivery models for family and domestic violence cases.
Mone says they also gathered and exchanged ideas with their Fijian counterparts on how to respond to gender-based violence.
She futher reiterated that Pacific governments also needed to synergise their anti-violence programmes across urban and rural areas.
This would enable women and children in remote areas to receive the same support as victims of violence in urban centres.
Mone says that its very important that everybody’s on the same page, and singing from the same song book when it comes to how women and children should be treated in the aftermath of violence.