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Hosking-Ellis back from Pacific women’s anti-violence meeting

Saturday February 02, 2019 Written by Published in Local
Hosking-Ellis back from Pacific women’s anti-violence meeting

Cook Islands National Council for Women president Rebecca Hosking-Ellis recently returned from the 8th Regional Meeting of the Pacific Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women (PWNAVAW).


Hosted in Fiji, Hosking-Ellis was joined by the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu’s Ministry for Women, Internal Affairs, Foreign Affairs and prosecution representatives, a total of 63 participants.

Also, holding the role of Internal Affairs, national children’s policy, coordinator, Hosking-Ellis said some key objectives of the discussion were the importance of building and strengthening other organisation in the Pacific, partnership to end violence against women and girls.

“The objective of the meeting was to find ways to eliminate violence against women and girls in the Pacific and this time the meeting was positive as it included government representatives,” Hosking-Ellis said.

She said such meetings helps the Cook Islands government to work together with non-government organisations to eliminate violence.

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