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Support For Fijiana’s Olympic Campaign

  The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) fully supports the Telecom Fijiana women 7s team’s bid to win medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August.
08 Jun 2016 08:53
Support For Fijiana’s Olympic Campaign
Support is coming in for the Telecom Fijiana 7s team as they prepare for Rio. Photo: Oceania Rugby

 

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) fully supports the Telecom Fijiana women 7s team’s bid to win medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August.

FWCC co-ordinator, Shamima Ali said that is why they are looking forward to continue their partnership with Fiji Rugby Union.

The FWCC recently organised a training session with development officers from FRU and teachers involved in schools rugby on understanding child protection and gender equality.

FWCC counsellor-advocate supervisor Farzana Rahim helped participants understand the human rights framework of empowerment and women’s and children’s human rights.

Male advocate for women’s human rights and lawyer Tevita Seruilumi took the participants through relevant laws, including the Child Protection Decree 2010.

“With about 38,000 primary school children and 10,000 secondary students registered in various FRU schools rugby programmes across the country, it was vital the governing body understood and developed its own child protection policy,” said FRU national development manager Sale Sorovaki.

International donors are increasingly requiring child protection to be implemented in organisations in which children are involved.

Sorovaki said the training was particularly useful in improving the skills of rugby administrators and those who are on the frontline of rugby development in villages and schools, particularly when it came to being aware of and identifying child physical and sexual abuse.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: leonec@fijisun.com.fj

 

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