03 May 2020 – Establishment of Gender Based Violence Working Group and the COVID-19 Response Gender Working Group

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

Overview: Gender Based Violence (GBV) Working Group and the COVID-19 Response Gender Working Group established
Full details here: https://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Centre/News/MEDIA-RELEASE-BY-THE-MINISTRY-FOR-WOMEN,-CHILDREN

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: Fijian women are making significant and critical contributions as key front-line responders; yet there has also been a rise in domestic violence and violence against women and children during the COVID-19 outbreak