Country Kiribati
Year 2018
Type of Measure Social services > Psycho-social counselling
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Kiribati Women and Children’s Support Centre (KWCSC) was opened in January 2018. The centre offers domestic violence counselling, management of the victim support fund, case management, support and advocacy service for the womenand children of Kiribati. The establishment of the KWCSC was identified in the Eliminating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Shared Implementation Plan (ESGBV SHIP) of 2014 as part of a multi-sectoral approach to the elimination of violence against women and children. It was initially auspiced and managed under the Kiribati Family Health Association (KFHA) till it became a fully fledged NGO in June 2019. Funding for the running of the KWCSC centre has been provided by the Australian Government including support through training from the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and supervision and debriefing of counsellors by UN Women in Suva, Fiji. It has also received UN Women support for organisational capacity development. 

Source of Information

Kiribati's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.9

For more information: Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre