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Gang rapes on the rise

Serafina Silaitoga
Friday, February 15, 2013

ALL stakeholders in the Northern Division have a responsibility to eradicate the social ill of rape against women and children.

Reacting to recent reports of rape against young girls in Vanua Levu, Fiji Women's Crisis Centre team leader north Sera Bogitini said the church, vanua, communities and families all had a role to play in eradicating any form of violence against women and children.

Since last month, the north has reported two cases of alleged gang rape.

The first involved a 16-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by six men and the second was reported this month involving a 21-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by four men.

Police are still investigating the second case while the first has been referred to the High Court in Labasa.

Mrs Bogitini said cases of rape happened in rural and urban centres so it was the responsibility of not only civil societies and law enforcers to fight the social ill, but all stakeholders.





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