ADVANCE NEWS RELEASE: SOROPTIMIST SANCTUARY, SHELTER FOR WOMEN GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY


The Hon. Josaia Vorege Bainmarama, Prime Minister of Fiji together with Fiji Government Officials, Anusha Santhirasthipam, President of the Federation of Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific (SISWP) together with officials from SISWP and SI Fiji representatives will carry out an auspicious Groundbreaking Ceremony for a pioneering Social Public-Private Partnership (SPPP) and Joint-Venture to build the first Soroptimist “SANCTUARY: Shelter for Women” at Lot 2 next to Golden Age Home, Lautoka, Fiji on Friday, 24th August 2018 at 9.30am.

This project located in Fiji, aims to provide shelter to the most vulnerable in our community women and children who have been the victims of domestic violence and natural disasters and for whom are often the last to receive care and attention.

 

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Project News - Update

15th August 2018

Advance News Release: Soroptimist Sanctuary, Shelter For Women Groundbreaking Ceremony


The Hon. Josaia Vorege Bainmarama, Prime Minister of Fiji together with Fiji Government Officials, Anusha Santhirasthipam, President of the Federation of Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific (SISWP) together with officials from SISWP and SI Fiji representatives will carry out an auspicious Groundbreaking Ceremony for a pioneering Social Public-Private Partnership (SPPP) and Joint-Venture to build the first Soroptimist “SANCTUARY: Shelter for Women” at Lot 2 next to Golden Age Home, Lautoka, Fiji on Friday, 24th August 2018 at 9.30am.

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President Anusha Santhirasthipam announced at the Conference of Clubs May 2018, that the Sanctuary: Shelter for Women project would continue as the Federation Project for the next 2 years. 

Federation Project Manager; Maria Dolton proudly announced that the Fijian Government has donated 3 blocks of land where the Shelters will be built.  The first shelter will be built in Lautoka.  A building construction company has been contracted to begin building the first house.  This is exciting news and we hope to showcase images of the home being built.

In the meantime, your donations are important to use, there are still two more homes to be built and every dollar is required.

 

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Why do this project?

Fiji is ranked 4th in the world in terms of Violence.

It is very prone to natural disasters, in particular flooding and cyclones.

Shortages of shelters for victims of domestic violence, women and children are often taken back to their own homes, where the offenders can re-offend.

What will the project accomplish?

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The project will build several shelters in various locations in Fiji, the shelters will consist of 2 bedroom houses, each with 4 beds, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and an office.

The office wlll be a dedicated space for ongoing counselling, training, and education, and access to support services.

 

Want to find out more?

Project Liaison: Theresa Lyford Email: Theresa Lyford

Project Manager: Maria Doton Email: Maria Doton