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Women told to make a stand against violence

Salaseini Mociewai
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

THE Fiji Women's Crisis Centre is calling on women to stand up against sexual and physical abuse.

Speaking to about 300 women at International Women's Day celebrations in Labasa over the weekend, centre project officer Northern Sera Bogitini said it was time to condemn such abuse.

"Parents, treat your daughters and sons equally by giving them equal responsibilities and opportunities," she said.

"If your son is ill-treating his wife, intervene and tell him to stop. Intervention at the earliest is important if you see an act of violence.

"Let's all get involved in the fight against physical and sexual assault.

"Don't blame the victim but offer them support and refer them for counselling to places such as the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre where we empathise with them to acknowledge their hurt."

Counselling, Mrs Bogitini said, was important as it guided the victim to address her feelings of hurt, anger, fear, powerlessness and low self-esteem to help continue with their normal lives.

"We are now fighting against the attitude and mind-set of people in our communities so they can change and treat women with respect and grant women their full human rights and potential.

"The centre is focused on the fight against these abuses and we will continue to do so to protect women and children."








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