The Safe Families program is part of a ten-year initiative to prevent and respond to family and sexual violence in Solomon Islands. It aims to change public awareness and attitudes with a goal that family violence will no longer be considered acceptable in Solomon Islands.
The first phase of the program was carried out from October 2014- December 2018 in Malaita and Temotu Provinces. The program established Provincial Alliances that brought together services providers. CSO’s, government, church leaders, chiefs and female community leaders to raise awareness on GBV and advocate for change. Based on key learnings from challenges experienced in Phase 1 of the program, the second phase will be rolled out to 3 additional provinces, namely Choiseul, Western and Central, from 2019-2022. Phase 2 will be led by Oxfam in partnership with key partners that have national and provincial reach such as the Solomon Islands National Council of Women, Provincial Councils of Women, Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs, Women’s Development Division (WDD), and Provincial WDD’s.
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