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Call for change

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, June 16, 2014

FOR too long, some Fijian men consider their women as possessions to be used as they please, says Minister for Women and Social Welfare Dr Jiko Luveni.

While speaking in Nadi recently, Dr Luveni said there was a need for an urgent revolution in the attitude of men towards women because it was clearly a problem.

"For too long, some of these men think that rape is something they can get away with," she said.

"Sexually assaulting children is something they can get away with and for too long, many more have used the slap, the punch or the beating as means to control their women.

"It is no joke and it is not funny. It is a national embarrassment and it has to stop."





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