Officers from the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) showed their support for the elimination of violence against women and girls during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The MoET staff wore white ribbons and joined the silent march from Fatumaru Bay to Seafront stage.
The march launched 16 days of global activism with the theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”.
The MoET has been working to empower its senior managers to support women and children who are subjected to all forms of violence including verbal, emotional, financial, physical or sexual abuses.
Director General of the MoET, Bergsman Iati said, “the ministry is committed to contributing to the elimination of violence against women and children. Today the whole Ministry is showing its support for this important cause.
“It has also made a commitment towards gender equality and these commitments are supported by our polices.”
“The Ministry has shown a strong commitment over the past decade to improve the quality and access to education in Vanuatu.”
The Ministry’s work to improve basic education is supported through the Vanuatu Education Support Program (VESP), funded by the Governments of Australia and Vanuatu.