The Pacific Safe Church initiative is in the pipeline for the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) this year. According to a report by regional NGOs, more than 4 million children in the Pacific have experienced domestic violence, and this new programme is aimed at making churches in the Pacific region safe for children and young people.
Funded by UNICEF, this project will include a wide-ranging syllabus for church workers to implement throughout the year, having undergone research in Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Solomon Islands. The rollout is pending endorsement by leaders, and more details will be released later.
Image by UNICEF Pacific, Sokhin.