Country Fiji
Year 2018
Type of Measure Social services > Hotline/Helpline
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

A domestic violence helpline was established in 2018 to provide free 24 hour councelling to women facing domestic violence. Women can access services through dialling 1560 from any network around the country. The initiative was launched by the Miniatry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (MWCPA) in 2018 who also launched the Child Hepline toll free service number for children in need of immidiate assistance in 2015. By 2018, more than 42000 calls had been received by the Child Helpline with children seeking assistance when being bullied, domestic violence, and reporting parental neglegence. The 2018-2019 National Budget had a specific allocation of $2000,000 towards the DV helpline. 

Source of Information

Fiji's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.31.

For more information:The National Domestic Violence Helpline