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Call for police to take womens' cases seriously

Jone Kalouniviti
Monday, February 24, 2014

THE Fiji Women's Crisis Centre has requested the police to take seriously the cases of women seeking assistance on matters relating to domestic violence.

Centre director Shamima Ali said they're looking into reports of women being charged for making false allegations when seeking the assistance of the police.

Ms Ali said there were also complaints of delayed response from the police when dealing with requests for domestic violence restraining orders (DVROs).

She said while the centre worked closely with the police, they were concerned about cases being brought to their attention by women.

"These reports we received from our Nadi, Sigatoka and Labasa centres are of women being charged themselves when they go to report a crime to the police, " she said.

"The DVROs are of concern in areas of Nasinu and Nadi."

Ms Ali said last year a woman in Sigatoka was taken to task for allegedly making false kidnapping claims. She said the woman's rape claim had not been attended to.

Police liaison officer Naina Ragigia said the Sigatoka case was before the courts but the police would look into the centre's concerns.








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