Australia-US Pacific Women’s Empowerment Policy Dialogue: Stopping Violence Against Women

PPDVP Programme Manager Cam Ronald, joined government, non-government and agency officials in Canberra on the 3 to 5th November to consider how Australia, US and New Zealand could support their activities to address violence against women in the pacific.

Cam said “This was a great chance to have the people working at the sharp end – such as the crisis centres, police, policy developers and others – to come alongside the supporting agencies and funding agencies for the pacific.  There was a great sense of positive enthusiasm which ensured the success of the two days.”

The dialogue was an initiative of the Australian and US governments and was led by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, following agreement to progress this at a recent APEC Ministerial Forum.

Various reports and outcomes are available at the links below:

Kate Ellis speech

US Whitehouse statement

AUSAID media release

 Minister Rudds key note address 

PPDVP deployment with Tuvalu Police

PPDVP mentor Inspector Dave Ryan will undertake a deployment with the Tuvalu Police from 28 November to 7 December 2011.  Dave will follow up on training which had been delivered on a previous deplpyment and provide general DV support to the Police.  He will also complete a needs analysis for the Tuvalu Police out to 2016 so that this can be incorporated with future PPDVP business planning.

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force DV Policy Updated

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have undertaken a review of their 2007 domestic violence.  The revised policy reflects some changes in case management, structure and reporting functions for their staff, and brings the policy in line with other policies and changes in the country.

This work has been initiated by the RSIPF as a part of their general policy work and the development was largely led and managed by RSIPF staff, in conjunction with other agencies.

RSIPF DV Policy 2010

Tonga Deployment

Detective Haley Ryan, mentor for the PPDVP will travel into Tonga for a scheduled deployment 12th – 24th November 2011.

Cook Islands Deployment – deferred

The planned deployment by John has been deferred, probably until the week of 5th of December.

Original post – Cook Islands mentor John Robinson will travel to Rarotonga for his scheduled deployment 18th – 29th November

Tonga Rugby

Rugby players from different rugby teams around NZ will travel to Tonga for a week to  focus on assisting the NZ police and PPDVP in raising the awareness that Domestic Violence is a crime with the campaign message, “Break the Silence, End the Violence”.

Steve Symonds the Professional Development Manager along with PPDVP Support Officer Kim Bloomfield from the New Zealand Police have organised the week long trip.   This type of  work is overall development of professional rugby players and is part of their personal growth for the boys.

Vanuatu Deployment

Senior Sergeant Alan McGlade will travel to Vanuatu to complete a scheduled deployment.

CMIS database audit: Cook Islands

PPDVP Support Officer Kim Bloomfield will travel to Rarotonga to complete a CMIS database audit.

FWCC Advocacy Training

PPDVP Programme Officer Inspector Samasoni Malaulau will travel to Suva to attend the FWCC advocacy training 10-14th October

Kiribati Deployment

Programme Manager Cam Ronald will travel to Kiribati for his annual programme visit to meet with the Kiribati Commissioner.

Support Officer Kim Bloomfield will also travel to complete a CMIS database audit.

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