MWYSSA HANDOVER OF OFFICE EQUIPMENT TO KIRIBATI POLICE SERVICE AND OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART CRISIS CENTER BY Ministry of Women Youth Sports and Social Affairs
The Ministry of Women, Youth, Sport and Social Affairs is grateful of the continued support and assistance of the EVAWG Pacific Partnership Program donor partners to Kiribati through the implementation of its National Gender Equality and Women Development Policy.
The Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) brings together governments, civil society organisations, communities and other partners to promote gender equality, prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG), and increase access to quality response services for survivors. The EUR27.6 million programme is funded primarily by the European Union (EUR12.7m) with targeted support from the Governments of Australia (EUR11.1m) and New Zealand (EUR3.2m) and cost-sharing with UN Women (EUR0.6m) and is led by the Pacific Community (SPC), UN Women and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. MWYSSA applauds the incredible support as it demonstrates strong partnership and cooperation in addressing Domestic Violence issues in Kiribati.
On 17th May, the Ministry with the support of UN Women hosted a small function @ Mary’s Beach Café in Betio to mark the official handing over of the equipment to two key implementing partners, Kiribati Police Service (KPS) and OLSH Crisis Center.
Highlights: “the computers will greatly enhance our work for GBV data processes and management in the Police” said the Deputy Commissioner of Police/OIC of KPS, Reetake Tekabwere. Sister Terakua Tebou of OLSH Crisis Center added, “we have been doing survivor recording manually and now with a computer and laptop, data recording will definitely be improved to do it much better”.
Pictures below: Handing over of office equipment, 6 desktops for Kiribati Police Service, 1 desktop and laptop with 1 printer for Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) Crisis Center, to improve and strengthen their work in Domestic Violence Data Collection.