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Women report cases to police

Shayal Devi
Monday, May 19, 2014

SEVEN domestic violence-related restraining orders were issued by police at Koronubu settlement in Ba since the start of the year.

This was revealed by the police during a presentation to Minister of Women, Poverty Alleviation and Social Welfare, Dr Jiko Luveni last week.

According to Koronubu Women's Club president Reena Prasad, awareness programs on the Domestic Violence Decree were conducted in the community.

"Once domestic violence cases are reported, for example, if a wife was assaulted by her husband then police are duty bound to charge the husband.

"They don't have the authority to reconcile the matter at the police station. In other words, there is a no drop policy towards domestic violence," she said.

"This campaign has been eye opener for Koronubu women as we have learnt that there are laws that protect us and we don't need to live in fear.

"For the first time, we have realised that there is so much we can do as a group of women."








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