SOME men in Koro stopped their wives from making their voices heard to the Constitution Commission.
This was experienced in Koro Island in the Lomaiviti Group early this week.
Commission member Taufa Vakatale said they saw this as a “huge problem”.
Ms Vakatale who just returned from hearing submissions on Koro said women should not be deprived from this opportunity of making their voices heard on what was affecting their lives.
“What we experienced on Koro Island was some men didn’t want their wives to come out and make their submissions,” she said.
“This is a problem,” she said.
Ms Vakatale said women who had not made their submissions so far should come out and make their views known to the commission.
Since August 11, the commission has been urging women to come forward and make their submissions because they were worried that women were not coming forward to have their voices heard on the make up of a new constitution.
Commission chairman Professor Yash Ghai said women held different perspectives of life and it was only fitting that they be heard on how their interest could be safeguarded.