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Village monitors violence

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A VILLAGE in Lautoka yesterday appointed a committee to monitor incidences of domestic violence following the launch of the Zero Tolerance Violence-Free campaign by Minister for Women, Doctor Jiko Luveni.

Vitogo Village headman Ratu Josua Sovasova said the event marked a new journey for the people of Vitogo.

He said women were always neglected in village settings because of the iTaukei tradition and culture of silence.

"I believe with the launching of this new program we will welcome constructive ideas from our women for the good of our village.

"This kind of campaign will boost unity in the village and we are looking forward to working closely with the government to make this new initiative effective."

Ratu Josua said domestic violence happened in his village where women were the victims.

He said the zero-tolerance campaign would educate villagers on how to deal with domestic issues without resorting to violence.

"We often have domestic cases nearly every week in the village but our meeting with the minister should teach us men to respect our wives.

"All domestic violence cases will be first dealt with the committee before being referred to police."

Incidents of domestic violence is expected to decrease in the village following the launch.





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