Country Kiribati
Year 2004
Type of Measure Police > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description


The Family Assistance and Sexual Offences Unit (FASO) was established in 2004. The Unit has five staff including three female police officers. FASO deals with all sexual offences, repeated cases of physical assault and child abuse cases. The majority of domestic violence incidents (excluding sexual assault and repeated physical assault) are handed by general police offices.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Kiribati to the questionnaire on violence against women, June 2009