Fiji Time: 7:50 AM on Wednesday 29 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Centre: Time for people to stand in solidarity

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, March 09, 2014

INTERNATIONAL Women's Day is not only a day to celebrate — it's also a time for people to stand in solidarity to show disapproval of all forms of physical and sexual abuse against women.

These were the words of Sera Bogitini, the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre's Northern project officer, during yesterday's celebration organised by the Labasa Women's Forum.

"The special occasion also commemorates the lives of those who have fought so hard to remove discriminatory actions and policies that oppressed women and children," she said.

"Women are continuously and constantly struggling for change at work, home, community, political arena, tradition and customary laws. Now is the time to change.

"The Fiji Women's Crisis Centre is focused on the fight against sexual assault of our women and children."

Sexual assault, Mrs Bogitini said, was closely related to domestic violence.

"It's not an isolated issue that has isolated solutions but rather a public health, human rights, social justice and developmental issue.

"All women deserve to feel safe."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji Airways logo designer dies at her home
  2. Fijians' test of faith
  3. Expensive destination
  4. Forum will miss Fiji
  5. Players fight for spot
  6. Fijians can still be part of proposals
  7. 'No' to review
  8. Police warning for vigilantes
  9. Police probe complaint
  10. Assault cases on the rise

Top Stories this Week

  1. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  2. Children watch senseless beating Monday (27 Apr)
  3. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  4. Fatal night out Monday (27 Apr)
  5. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead Sunday (26 Apr)
  6. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  8. Fiji Airways logo designer dies at her home Tuesday (28 Apr)
  9. Principals fret over school meet Friday (24 Apr)
  10. Fijians' test of faith Tuesday (28 Apr)