THE revelation that cases of violence against women and children in Cakaudrove continue to surface has prompted a stern warning from the provincial office.
Roko Tui Cakaudrove Ro Aca Mataitini has warned that any reports of violence against women and children received by his office would be referred to the police.
He said there would be no consideration for reconciliation.
Ro Aca said despite awareness programs and initiatives held in the province which aimed at fighting crime against women and children, some men seemed to turn a hard heart.
It is sad to note that cases continue to surface when the council has made it clear to all village headmen to protect women and children in villages.
District representatives and the provincial council meeting has also agreed that protection of women and children remain paramount at all times, Ro Aca said.
I am encouraging women who are abused by their husbands to come forward and report the matter.
They are not to be scared as we will refer their cases to police and at the same time look after her if she is scared to return home, Ro Aca said.
At the Cakaudrove provincial council meeting in Savusavu last week, Divisional Police Commander North Senior Superintendent Seru Savou told the council that cases of violence against women and children continued to surface.
He asked the council to support his men in their fight against criminal activities particularly in the protection of women and children.