Fiji Time: 1:25 PM on Friday 30 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Suffer in silence

Tevita Vuibau
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

A SURVEY by the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre has found that a culture of silence permeates violence against women in the country.

The survey found that most women bear the violence they experience in silence, not reaching out for help.

"Almost half of all women living with partner violence (46.6 per cent) had never told anybody about the violence and almost four out of five women had never sought help," it said. "If the women did tell somebody about the violence, it was most likely their family and friends. However, less than one in five women went to police or health centres and hospitals for help."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Killer on the loose
  2. Community in shock
  3. Time for answers
  4. 3pc tax matters
  5. Long queues for free water
  6. 50 for seasonal work
  7. Flash is back
  8. AT A GLANCE
  9. Call for monitoring units
  10. Seaweed farm plan

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's apology to Fiji Saturday (24 Jan)
  2. Who let our boy go swimming Thursday (29 Jan)
  3. Old market to turn into live fish shop Tuesday (27 Jan)
  4. FRCA terminates officers Tuesday (27 Jan)
  5. Fake tabua inquiry Thursday (29 Jan)
  6. Things you didn't know about Kuridrani Monday (26 Jan)
  7. Man charged for assaulting daughter Monday (26 Jan)
  8. Tragic end to tour Wednesday (28 Jan)
  9. New-look bus station plans Tuesday (27 Jan)
  10. Woman found Thursday (29 Jan)