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It takes women 2.5 years to report violence issues: FWRM

August 22, 2019 4:40 pm

More than 295 cases of domestic violence have been recorded in the country in just six months.

Fiji Women’s Right Movement while strongly condemning the horrific and brutal killing of Fijian women in intimate partner violence says enough is enough.

She says the most recent case involves the tragic death of a 35-year-old mother of a 2-year-old in Labasa.

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Executive Director Nalini Singh says women and children should be safe in their homes, schools, and workplaces.

Singh says this year alone, there have been multiple diverse women lose their lives to this epidemic.

Singh says 64 percent of women experience intimate partner violence in the country and according to their research in 2017, it takes women over two and a half years to report their issues of violence.

She says within this period they would still be suffering from violence before eventually seeking assistance.

She says violence against women is an epidemic in the society and is not limited to one particular ethnic group and neither did any ethnic group introduce it in society.

She says it has been happening over generations globally.

 

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