Women living in the interior villages unaware of their rights and domestic violence laws - Nakolinivalu

Women living in the interior villages unaware of their rights and domestic violence laws - Nakolinivalu

By Karishma Kumari
Friday 14/10/2022
Reproductive and Family Health Association Manager Tarai Nakolinivalu and Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Coordinator Shamima Ali

Women in some interior villages of Fiji are unaware of their rights, domestic violence policies and actions that are taken regarding domestic violence issues.

This has been highlighted by the Reproductive and Family Health Association Manager, Tarai Nakolinivalu, during the consultation meeting on sexual reproductive health between the Association and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Nakolinivalu says during the team's community outreach to one of the villages, it was shocking to see that the women in these villages did not know about what women's rights were and what could be done when women face domestic violence.

She says the Reproductive and Family Health Association team is visiting various villages to educate women about their rights and to raise awareness about gender-based violence and domestic violence policies.

Meanwhile, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Coordinator, Shamima Ali says there are some men and women who still do not know about their legal rights.

She says FWCC with its legal officers are reaching out to communities and villages in educating people and advocating them about such matters and policies through targeted areas according to their data including maritime areas such as Lomaiviti, Vanua Levu and Yasawa.

Ali says FWCC is also reaching out to students, teachers, religious groups and organizations in advocating and creating awareness programs regarding domestic violence, child abuse and people's rights through school visitation, church visits, radio and media channels in different languages.

She also urges organizations and people to report such matters so that they can reach out for help in creating awareness and advising people in those communities and societies.

Anyone who wants to come in has to come without any political affiliation – GCC Chair
Chairman of the Great Council of Chiefs, Ratu Viliame Seruvakula has made it clear that if any chief wants to be a GCC member, they will have to come ...
2 hours ago
The term ‘breaking the glass ceiling’ is a real achievement for women - Uluinaceva
Leadership Fiji Alumni and Maxumise Fiji Managing Director, Salote Uluinaceva says the term ‘breaking the glass ceiling’ is a real achievement ...
2 hours ago

Fuel prices to go up from tomorrow
People will have to dig deeper into their pockets as fuel prices are going up from tomorrow. Unleaded fuel is going up by 11 cents and will now ...
7 hours ago

Cabinet approves relocation of Nabavatu Village which will cost $5.9 million
Cabinet has approved the relocation of Nabavatu village to land in Nadoiviri belonging to the Mataqali Uluitoga and Mataqali Nalutu. Nabavatu ...
7 hours ago

Villagers in Ba change way of living due to climate change – Uni Fiji Lecturer
Coastal villagers in Ba are implementing changes in their agriculture, farming, fishing and way of living due to the impacts of climate change. ...
7 hours ago

Naupoto attacks Tikoduadua on Restore Blue and claims of interference
The attack on the Home Affairs Minister, Pio Tikoduadua has continued by the FijiFirst Party in relation to crime and drugs where FijiFirst MP, ...
7 hours ago


fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Kishore Kumar Trial
Kishore Kumar is charged with allegedly making false claims on his Facebook page, Kishore Kumar Publications that there was a porn video of ...
9 days ago

Concerns raised regarding the state of CWM Hospital
General and Chief Pediatric Surgeon at the CWM Hospital, Dr Josese Turagava says due to the increase in the number of people who are moving to the ...
11 days ago

HSBC Perth 7s 2024
The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side secured a 4th place finish at the HSBC Perth 7s while the Fijiana 7s finished 8th in the Women’s ...
26 days ago