Family & Sexual Violence Action Committee June 2019 Newsletter

In the June 2019 issue of Hadibaiatok, the Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (FSVAC) features a story on a recent referral pathway training. The training was attended by 30 participants, including women with disabilities and representatives of faith-based organisations, and focused on assisting service providers and community advocates to respond effectively to survivors of family and sexual violence when accessing justice and support services.

Other stories in this issue provides updates on: FSVAC staff training on disability inclusion facilitated by the Pacific Women Support Unit Papua New Guinea sub-office; management workshop held for local safe houses; the inaugural FSV Forum in Port Moresby hosted by the Business Coalition for Women and FSVAC; and the Pacific film ‘Vai’ with reflections from Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki, one of the film’s directors and the Director of the Women and Children Crisis Centre in Tonga.

The FSVAC of the Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council is supported by the Government of Papua New Guinea in partnership with the Australian Government through Pacific Women. The support provided through Pacific Women seeks to strengthen the organisation to deliver its mandate of developing policy, influencing and monitoring government decision making related to the problems associated with family and sexual violence and to develop concrete ways of addressing them.

  • Organisation commissioning the research: Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (FSVAC)