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Vuniwaqa sets record straight on rape and sexual assault cases

February 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Minister for Women and Children Mereseini Vuniwaqa [left] and Opposition MP Ro Filipe Tuisawau.

Minister for Women and Children Mereseini Vuniwaqa has slammed comments made by Opposition MP Ro Filipe Tuisawau.

Tuisawau blamed the current leadership for the rapid increase of Rape and Sexual assault of women and children.

While responding to questions regarding the National Gender Policy programme, Vuniwaqa says it is so uncalled for Ro Tuisawau to blame the government for such actions.

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Vuniwaqa says the government implements programmes to try and prevent the issue however it comes down to families discussing this kind of issues at home.

“The rape of women, the sexual violence on our children is not because of leadership, it’s because of us, it’s because of the breakdown of the family unit, it’s because of the decay in moral values and that’s where we are to look.”

Vuniwaqa says the hike in cases of sexual violence in the country is a fact and the onus is on families to get out of the culture of not discussing this issue at home.

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