Australia commits to fight violence


AUSTRALIA is committed to its role as Solomon Islands’ number one partner in fighting violence against women, girls and children.

Australia’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency, Rod Hilton made this assurance during a handover ceremony of a new vehicle to the Family Support Centre (FSC) recently.

Though Australia has contributed well towards inclusive economic growth, infrastructure development, job markets and connectivity to ensure prosperity for local communities, High Commissioner Hilton said recognition of women, girls and children is vital for the success of development. 

“We know that for development to really succeed, it requires women, girls and children to have equal opportunity, equal voice, and equal rights but most importantly it requires women and girls to be able to live free from all forms of violence. Sadly violence persists and while is does, we must all work together to protect victims and respond directly to their needs” he said.

High Commissioner Hilton said that Australia lends it support through local stakeholders to ensure they are able to provide the needed services to those affected by violence.

He added that Australia is proud with the partnerships it has created over the years and remains committed to its role.

“Australia remains committed to its partners in the Solomon Islands as none of us can achieve the future we want alone. We are counting on each other to play a part in a shared pacific and a Solomon islands that is peaceful, safe and prospers” he added.

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