Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 12:35 PM on Tuesday 29 July

/ Front page / News

Village joins group

Ana Madigibuli
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

KOROVISILOU Village in Serua has become the recent member of the Zero Tolerance Violence Free Community Campaign, which looks into safeguarding the rights of women and children in the community.

With a population of about 500, the village has joined the campaign in becoming a violence-free village along with 67 communities that have already enlisted.

Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni said through increased awareness, the communities would be in a better position to make informed decisions.

"The advice is for the newly-married young couples to spend quality time with each other before starting a family," Dr Luveni said.

"Problems like family disputes and divorce results when young couples are not well prepared in terms of having a family, thus faced with challenges like financial problems."

Korovisilou Women's Group president Anareta Ru said the launch of the campaign had given a fresh start to village women.

"There are some women who are suffering in silence due to fear, however, the culture of silence will be broken," Mrs Ru said.


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. Hero's tale
  2. Help for illegal Fijians
  3. Making a difference
  4. Aviation deal fallout
  5. Spray claim
  6. Police nab suspects
  7. Makeshift market fails to impress
  8. Muslims celebrate
  9. Malani sets new national time in breaststroke event
  10. Follow the guidelines

Top Stories this Week

  1. No 'free education', says party Wednesday (23 Jul)
  2. Illegal Fijians in Tonga Friday (25 Jul)
  3. Fijian woman jailed for stealing millions in NZ Sunday (27 Jul)
  4. Warning for teachers Thursday (24 Jul)
  5. 10 degrees lowest yet Monday (28 Jul)
  6. New United formation Monday (28 Jul)
  7. $70m plan Wednesday (23 Jul)
  8. Groenewald: Brutality video under investigation Thursday (24 Jul)
  9. Tafunai confident Friday (25 Jul)
  10. Sevens schedule revealed Thursday (24 Jul)