15 Aug 2017

Lack of trauma counselling in Solomons perpetuating violence

From , 3:01 pm on 15 August 2017

An Anglican nun working with victims of violence in post-conflict Solomon Islands says the lack of adequate trauma counselling is perpetuating violence.  

A 14-year peace-building mission left the country in June but many grievances, mostly over land and natural resources, remain unresolved after the ethnic conflict 14 years ago.

Sister Doreen is known for her work running a refuge for women and children trying to escape violence in the home.

But she has also done extensive work with victims of the conflict.

She told Koroi Hawkins more counselling is needed for victims of violence particularly children.

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