Family Protection Act (FPA)

Survivors have legal rights: Family Protection Act

Police awareness on Family and Sexual Violence (FSV) and the FPA in the Popondetta town area, in settlements, villages and in local government wards and districts is helping perpetrators and survivors to understand that survivors have legal rights to protect themselves and their children against abuse and mistreatment.

Since 2012, over 1000 people have accessed the service which resulted in the courts issuing more than 300 interim protection orders to women reported facing persistent domestic violence.