POSITIVE CHANGE REPORTED THROUGH JUSTICE PROGRAM IN THE SOLOMONS

POSITIVE CHANGE REPORTED THROUGH JUSTICE PROGRAM IN THE SOLOMONS

Posted by : Posted on : 24-Oct-2018

Solomons communities report positive change through justice program

Quoting Radio New Zealand – 24 October 2018

“Isolated communities in Solomon Islands are reporting a reduction in domestic violence and other crimes thanks to a project aimed at improving conflict resolution.

“More than 80 percent of Solomon Islanders live in rural and remote areas where even the most basic of government services are non-existent.

“The Community Governance and Grievance Management Program aims to address this by training locally appointed community officers to become mediators, both in times of conflict and to facilitate better delivery of government services.

“The programme was developed in response to widespread consultations and research on access to justice in rural Solomon Islands, carried out by the World Bank with funding from Australia, in the aftermath of the violent ethnic conflict during the late nineties and early 2000s.”

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