The Director of WCCC, ‘Ofa Guttenbeil Likiliki, facilitated a two day workshop for WCCC staff on the 11th and 12th of February, 2016.

The training was carried out as a recap on two of the most fundamental values of the Centre;  Human Rights and Gender Equality.

The workshop allowed staff to  revisit  these two concepts, looking at how they include them in their work, everyday lives and future planning for the centre.

“It was most refreshing to  go over the concepts of Gender Equality because it has helped revitalized my belief in what I preach at work and, why I should practice what I preach wherever I go, whether it is in public or in the privacy of my home and family”. Stated Sela Sausini, one of the Centre’s Counselors after participating in the two day recap.

Aspects such as causes of domestic violence, risk and protective factors of domestic violence and  looking at why domestic violence occurs in Tonga were covered.  The training helped staff renew their commitment to ending violence against women and children of Tonga. Most importantly it has ensured that the WCCC staff continue using a Gender analysis and Human Rights approach to every task they carry out.