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Call for more experts

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

THE Fiji Women's Crisis Centre believes there is a shortage of expert services in the country to help survivors of attempted suicide and those who are contemplating suicide.

FWCC co-ordinator Shamima Ali said the increasing suicide cases would only decrease if enough was done by government agencies, non-government organisations and relevant stakeholders in providing counselling to suicide survivors, sexually abused victims and victims of relationship problems.

Figures released by police indicate that this year has recorded the highest number of suicide cases with 105 reported from January to November, compared to 36 for the same period last year and 125 cases of attempted suicide compared to 96 for the same period last year. Ms Ali said an emerging factor that was now a concern for the centre was where young women were exposed in locally produced pornographic movies.

"We are now receiving cases where porn videos are being circulated," she said.

"These women sometimes don't know their partners, boyfriends and husbands are circulating these videos and are ashamed and desperately in need of help, and sometimes think of ending their lives."





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