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Violence stunts growth

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, January 25, 2014

VIOLENCE against women is one of the major drawbacks to their economic growth in the country, says the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre.

A survey of 3193 women conducted by the FWCC revealed very few owned assets such as jewellery, livestock or crops and land and for the few who did, the majority of them were subjected to economic abuse.

"The survey has shown the 28 per cent of the women experienced at least one form of economic abuse, 12 per cent had her partner or husband take her earnings or savings against her will and 21 per cent had her husband or partner refused to give her money for household expenses even when he had money for other things," FWCC co-ordinator Shamima Ali said.

The survey also found that women subjected to physical or sexual violence were significantly more likely to face economic abuse by their husbands or partners.





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