BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
A new accommodation Seif Ples establishes will set right direction for women and children in Solomon Islands, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, National Capital and Crime Prevention, Mr Solomon Sisimia said.
Last week, Seif Ples commenced a groundbreaking for expansion of its new accommodation space funded by the Australian Government through DFAT under the Solomon Islands Justice Programme.
Sisimia said, “Seif Ples is set on the right direction and will always be seen as means of safety for abuse women and children today and into the future.”
He said as Solomon Islands is facing many issues relating family violence and rape, such project will upgrade two new accommodation for victims or survivor of sexual and gender base violence.
“This expansion will be a milestone for Seif Ples and its partners as well as Solomon Islands as a whole in combating gender base violence in all its forms.”
He said Solomon’s history on gender base violence is one that they will not tolerate especially under the label when country has a total population of 99 percent Christians.
On behalf of the SIG and project partners, Sisimia acknowledged the greatest support from Australia Government through DFAT under the Justice Programme for funding the refurbishment of Seif Ples’ new accommodation.
“I must be frank here that your support is not in vain but was one that place into the right cause and safety for all victims of crime within and abroad the country.”
Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Police National Security and Correctional Karen Qalokale said the expansion of Seif Ples is a reflection of Seif Ples and its partners to fight gender based violence.
She said the expansion set as milestone for Seif Ples and its partners as well as country as whole in a collective fight towards gender based violence.