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Police charge mother

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, June 26, 2014

POLICE charged a 25-year-old woman of Nasinu last week for allegedly leaving her two children alone at home.

It is alleged the young woman left the three-month-old baby and a 15-month-old toddler alone overnight while she was at a friend's place.

Their grandmother came to visit them and discovered they were left unattended.

The children's mother has been charged and is due to appear in court next week.

However, the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre is critical of the way such cases are being approached.

FWCC co-ordinator Shamima Ali said while the centre did not condone the ill treatment of children, a deeper look must be taken at why a woman would take such an action.

"Is she doing everything alone? Where is the children's father?

"How much family support does this woman have," said Ms Ali.

"We shouldn't be jumping to conclusion in such matters but instead asking such questions, and as a society thinking of how such matters can be dealt with.

"There is a breakdown at the family level, that is why we are seeing such things."

Ms Ali said the FWCC was working on campaigns to deal with such matters.


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