Analyzing Response Services to Family Violence
Quoting the Solomon Times on Line – 2 December 2019
“In 2016, the Solomon Islands Family Protection Act (FPA) came into force setting out new provisions and stipulations for service responses under the family violence system, including counselling, refuges, medical services, Police Safety Notices (PSNs), Protection Orders, courts, and legal advice.
“In April 2019, a research team set out to five provinces to talk with rural and urban women who had used, or tried to use, these services. We sat with women under trees, in homes, markets and offices and asked them whether they were satisfied with the help they had received from family violence services and whether they felt more or less safe as a result.
“The results are in a report launched on 26 November 2019 entitled Women’s Experiences of Family Violence Services in Solomon Islands. Three years into the FPA, the results reveal the perspectives of 126 service users across five provinces (around 10 per cent of all women who used family violence services during the period), plus 24 service provider staff.”
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