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The Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC) project, funded by Women’s Fund Fiji, held 2-day lessons learnt evaluation workshop with stakeholders and community focal officers, along with children and their chaperones, who convened to review the project’s outcomes and recommendations. The workshop aimed to disseminate findings and reinforce support for ending violence against children in Fiji. Participants engaged in discussions to assess the project’s achievements and challenges, reflecting on the lessons learned and identifying pathways for future programming.

Day 1: Stakeholders convene for a group photo with the EVAC Team and SC Fiji Programs Manager Afsrin Ali and Child Protection Manager Tasianna Lulu. Stakeholders present were from the Fiji Police Force, The Provincial Council, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Protection together with the Turaga-ni-koro and community leaders from the 6 communities in the Western Division.
Photo Credit: Save the Children Fiji

SC Fiji Programs Manager, Afsrin Ali, reflecting on the EVAC project’s journey, emphasized the collective commitment to safeguarding children’s rights and dignity. Through tireless efforts and partnerships forged across various communities, the project endeavoured to create safer environments for children. Ms Ali acknowledged the imperative of humility, honesty, and continuous improvement in addressing the scourge of violence against children.

Discussions during the workshop centered on evaluating the project’s impact, identifying contributing factors, and recognizing unintended effects on beneficiaries. Through SWOT analysis, participants assessed best practices and lessons learned to inform future programming. The workshop provided a platform for stakeholders to reaffirm their dedication to advocating for children’s safety and well-being.

Day 2: SC Fiji EVAC Team, MEAL Officer, Child Protection Manager and Programs Manager convene for a group photo with Children and their Chaperones.

As the workshop concluded, participants committed to integrating the workshop’s findings and recommendations into future programming efforts. They pledged to continue working collaboratively to create a society where every child can grow up free from violence. The event served as a poignant reminder of the ongoing struggle to protect children and the collective responsibility to safeguard their rights and dignity.