Wednesday, October 21, 2009

FIJI: Womens' Crisis Centre Recieves Aid

From Xinhuanet:
Fiji will benefit from Australia's provision of 9.2 million Fiji dollars (4.9 million U.S. dollars) over the next six years as part of its continued support to the work of the Fiji Women's Crisis Center (FWCC) as more women experience violence in their homes.

These funds will enable the FWCC to provide crisis counseling, legal advice, advocacy, training, education and awareness, and other support services for women survivors of violence in the island nation as well as their neighboring countries.

Signing a funding agreement in Suva on Tuesday, the Australian High Commissioner, James Batley, noted that the FWCC has been performing this vital role for 25 years and Australia was proud to provide financial support to the Center since 1989.

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