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Domestic violence helpline in final stages of completion

The Ministry of  Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Permanent Secretary Dr Josefa Koroivueta emphasised that domestic violence was an issue that required an avenue whereby women and children can freely report such forms of abuse. This he said was why the Ministry was working to complete the final stage to now award  the tender to […]

Salote Qalubau

June 14, 2016 8:43 am

The Ministry of  Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Permanent Secretary Dr Josefa Koroivueta emphasised that domestic violence was an issue that required an avenue whereby women and children can freely report such forms of abuse.

 Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation permanent Secretary Dr Josefa Koroivueta.
Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Dr Josefa Koroivueta.

This he said was why the Ministry was working to complete the final stage to now award  the tender to the appropriate service provider.

KOROIVUETA: “One of the major priorities for the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is the development of the Domestic Violence Helpline. The Ministry is committed to the establishment of the Domestic Violence Helpline and it has a budgetary allocation of $170,000.”

Dr Koroivueta said the Ministry was looking at the amendment to the Ministry’s Annual Corporate Plan and seeing the initiatives that had been set for this which are also in their various processes of completion.

Meanwhile, the National Child Helpline has to date recorded of the total of:

  • 11,774 received calls
  • 922 were genuine calls
  • 2521 were test calls
  • 3125 as silent calls
  • 2594 prank calls
  • 2612 were voicemail calls

Main issues reported through the National Child Helpline included child neglect, child physical abuses, child sexual abuse, child emotional abuse, gender-based violence and issues concerning family welfare.

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