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Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, February 03, 2014

VILLAGERS of Bua (Lomanikoro) have taken the initiative to fight violence against women and children in their village.

The initiative was recognised on Friday after the Ministry of Women allowed the village, through a certificate, to be part of the program.

Village rep Viliame Ratudradra said the initiative would also educate men and help them improve their treatment of women and children.

"This is a positive move for the villagers because we can now end violence against children and women in our village.

"This is also our way of spreading the gospel of protecting our women and children from violence.

"We decided to take on this program because we want to create a safe environment for our women and children."

Mr Ratudradra said it was time for the villagers to take up the program with the ministry.

"Not only will our women and children be protected but they will feel safe because we will create a safe environment for all.

"Men will also learn to love their wives and look after their children well. It will also bring the villagers together to work as one big family.

"In the village, we have set up a committee that will look into this program to make sure that everyone observes it."





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