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Pelau women learn about family law
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06 June 2018
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Mr Fafoi with the women leaders of Pelau.

WOMEN leaders from Pelau community in the Malaita Outer Island (MOI) for the first time got the opportunity to learn about recently passed Family Protection Act (FPA).

This was when Willie Fafoi of the Auki Crime Prevention Unit traveled to the region late last month and conducted the awareness.

Mr. Fafoi told the Solomon Star after returning from the trip the women leaders were happy to be informed about the new Act.

“It was their first time to learn about this very important act.” 

During the awareness, the leaders also learnt about understanding the drivers of crime at the community level, women in leadership, and crime prevention measures to reduce crime in the community level.  

They thanked Mr. Fafoi for the timely visit and appealed for more visits from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to their community in the future. 

Given the isolation of the community, Pelau women leaders said they felt safe when police visit their community.

Not only that, but Pelau women leaders feel like they are part of the Solomon Island large community when representatives from the Solomon Island Government visited their community, Mr Fafoi. 

The women further request RSIPF to establish a police post on the island to deal with criminal activities in the area.

By BIRA'AU W. SAENI
In Auki

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