The SWP Federation Project Sanctuary Shelter for Women is now complete. The Shelter was officially handed over to the Fijian Government on 20 March 2021 to the Ministry of Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation Honourable Mereseini Vuniwaqa by SISWP President Suman Lal (2020-2022).

Sanctuary Hand Over 20 March 2021This amazing project started during President Theresa Lyford Biennium (2016-2018) and continued during President Anusha Santhirasthipam Biennium (2018-2020) and is the culmination of several years of work by the Federation of the South West Pacific to provide the plan, build and furnish this home.

Sanctuary Shelter for Women is a safe haven for women and children who have been victims of domestic violence.

Our thanks to President Suman Lal and Dr Maria Doton (Project Liaison), and the members of the SI Fiji Clubs for finalising the project and bringing it to fruition. Soroptimists of Fiji will continue to support this home and the women and children.

Theresa Lyford
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