The report on women which was launched by the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre yesterday will no doubt raise a lot of eyebrows.
It is difficult to comprehend the notion that every day one woman in Fiji is permanently disabled as a direct result of violence from her husband or partner. Add to that the revelation that 71 women lose consciousness each day and 43 women are also injured on a daily basis because of their husband or partner.
The alarming figures are expected to inch out mixed reactions from people around the country.
If the report is anything to go by, we seem to have scored one of the highest rates of physical, and, or sexual partner violence over a woman's lifetime, especially if we are to compare figures with 20 other countries around the world.
They are countries that have used the same World Health Organisation methodology calculation.
The results were released at yesterday's launch of the country's latest National Report on Women.
The report documented emotional, physical and sexual violence tendencies and was evaluated based on a sample population of 3193 women.
FWCC executive director Shamima Ali, who launched the report said of all the countries where the methodology had been followed, Fiji was quite high.
She placed Fiji on what she termed the "higher end at about fourth, just after Kiribati, Peru and Ethiopia".
The report claimed that intimate partner violence is extremely high in Melanesia, although the highest prevalence is in Kiribati with 68 per cent of women experiencing physical and, or, sexual violence in their lifetime.
The report claims violence in Fiji is one of the biggest challenges the country faces in the 21st century.
It stated, "Men's violence against women is an enormous problem for Fiji with far-reaching and highly damaging impacts on individuals, families, communities and the whole nation."
Obviously violence against women, or for that matter against anyone, cannot be condoned.
The negative repercussions are many.
As the report states, violence in the household has a negative range of impacts on children including behavioural problems and failure to progress in school.
What is probably worrying though is the notion that there may even be some victims who have not come forward to report violence inflicted on them. There are many reasons some victims will choose not to come forward. Such reports should serve as motivation for us to do the right thing.
That is a start. The next step would be to create awareness about the negative impact of abuse on the home-front and to offer victims an avenue to raise their plight and channels to obtain support and understanding.