Fiji Time: 7:25 PM on Wednesday 1 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

900 seek therapy

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ABOUT 900 women in the Western Division sought counselling at the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre last year.

Centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali said while more women were coming forward and seeking help for domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment and child abuse issues, there was a misconception in the media about the reasons for the high record of cases.

"Many people and even some media outlets continue to report that there is a rise in cases of domestic violence and related cases in the country," she said.

"This is not true.

"Figuratively yes, numbers have gone up but I've said this time and again, cases have been there, it's only now that women are bold enough to come forward and report what's being done to them."

Ms Ali added that studies conducted by the centre revealed there were changes in women's attitudes towards reporting abuse.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61980.6008
JPY 53.392450.3924
GBP 0.32380.3158
EUR 0.42620.4142
NZD 0.71570.6827
AUD 0.66380.6388
USD 0.47690.4599

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A world champion and father
  2. Eyes on Hayne
  3. Shark attack concern
  4. Ryan takes Fiji from inconsistency to two-time world champions
  5. Minister: Shake off old mind-set
  6. Motion defeated
  7. Town turns 80 years old
  8. Reddy clears air on Adopt a School program
  9. Fiji signs $23m deal
  10. 19 cases of Zika

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  2. A world champion and father Wednesday (01 Jun)
  3. Prophecy of Nasautoka Come and drink of this life-giving water Sunday (29 May)
  4. High on ice Monday (30 May)
  5. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  6. Mother 'locks up' son to go clubbing Sunday (29 May)
  7. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  8. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)
  9. Man found dead Monday (30 May)
  10. 13 for Rio Saturday (28 May)