24 Sep 2013

Chiefs of Vanuatu's Tanna address domestic violence

1:25 pm on 24 September 2013

The powerful Nikoletan Council of Chiefs on Vanuatu's Tanna Island has invited women leaders to discuss the issue of domestic violence on their island.

The Vanuatu Womens Centre is holding a workshop to help the chiefs to understand the important roles that women play in the household and society.

The rights of children will also be discussed.

The chiefs have acknowledged violence against women does exist in society and expressed the importance for them to work with the centre and police to reduce it.