Conference: Churches Tackling Gender-Based Violence (April 2018)

In April 2018 the Pacific Theological College and the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research will host a conference at the PTC in Suva. The details are:

Churches Tackling Gender-Based Violence:

Preventing Violence, Reporting Perpetrators, Restoring Survivors

12-13 April 2018


The primary purposes of the Conference will be:

  • To explore church responses to violence against women in a wider regional context. It hopes to draw upon experience and expertise from Fiji, and the wider Pacific region, which might contribute knowledge and insights towards the work of the project. This includes both theological/biblical/church expertise and more practical/policy contributions, with particular attention to women’s experiences and church engagement.
  • To share the vision and rationale, and progress to date, of the project’s investigations with interested stakeholders, and to discuss issues arising.


The Conference will be held at:
Jovili Mission Centre, Pacific Theological College
78 Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva


Speakers are confirmed from these organizations:

  • UN Women
  • House of Sarah
  • Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre
  • Pacific Theological College, Fiji
  • University of Otago, Aotearoa
  • University of the South Pacific, Fiji
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

More details to follow.


To register your interest or make inquires about the conference, please contact Dr Richard Davis

Project Background

This conference is part of a larger project: Fola le ta’ui a le Atua: Rolling Out the Mat of Scripture: Church Responses to Gender-Based Violence Against Women in Samoa: Supporting Church Capacity for Transformative Social Leadership.

More details about this project can be found on these websites:

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