Shocking statistics have been revealed by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre as 5,610 domestic violence cases were recorded by the Centre from January to October this year. According to the Centre, there were 122 child sexual abuse cases, 70 child physical, verbal, emotional abuse cases, 59 sexual harassment cases, 54 child rape cases, 40 rape cases and 9 attempted rape cases.
They say there were instances where they worked with Police and the Ministry of Health to get the victims moved to a safer place.
The Centre also says that sexual abuse cases are under reported.
They have also highlighted there were instances where the victims’ partners would control their movements.
It has also been highlighted that women would hide to call or text the Crisis Centre.
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