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Violence against women in the Pacific remains among highest world rate

Violence against women in the Pacific remains among highest world rate

Updated 16 August 2013, 9:51 AEST

New initiatives to try to combat violence against women have been on the agenda of a UN meeting in Fiji this week.

Twenty-six representatives from six Pacific Island countries are in Suva to review national strategies and initiatives.

They've won funding for their projects from the United Nations.

Melissa Alvarado, from the UN Women Fiji Multi Country Office is one of the Coordinators of the Workshop, says that studies from some of the Pacific countries involved in the workshop showed over 60% of women in their country are facing violence in relationships, rating them among the highest in the world.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Melissa Alvarado, UN Women Multi Country Office, Fiji

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