sex hikayeleri interior desing escort fethiye escort denizli porno hikaye kredi kartı borç sorgulama sitesi yayında ziraatbank borç sorgulama
FIJI NEWS
August 06, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

There should be some legal protection to criminalize any abuse that happens during disasters in Fiji, says Minister for Women and Social Welfare Dr Jiko Luveni.

Dr Luveni made the comment while opening a week long workshop on Gender and Gender Based Violence in Humanitarian settings at the Tanoa Plaza hotel in Suva today.

The issue arose after it was discovered that the severity and incidence of sexual violence and domestic violence often increased in the aftermath of natural disaster as a public health and human rights problem in Fiji.

Dr Luveni said the common gender-based violence reported accruing in acute emergencies are sexual violence and it commonly involves female as victims and male perpetrators.

She revealed that other forms of gender based violence occurring during rehabilitation and recovery period in Fiji are domestic violence including withholding of social benefits and commercial sexual exploitation.

“We must work together to provide assistance to survivors and victims of natural disaster especially in the event of floods and cyclones,” said Dr Luveni.

She said the existing disaster management operations are not sensitive to the special gender needs our women, men, girls, boys, people with disabilities and the elderly.

“This requires immediate intervention from humanitarian actors such as us.”

The UN Women organised this workshop believing that working with the Government will eradicate this issue.

The participants of the workshop come from Fiji and are those that have identified through their various departments and organizations as having the responsibility to respond in emergency setting.

UN Women regional programme director Elzira Sagynbaeva on her letter to Dr Luveni said given that Fiji is consistently confronted with natural disaster, the overall approach to addressing the issue cannot be easily treated as either development issue or humanitarian issue.

“Fiji due to the rapid onset of natural disasters can result in widespread sexual violence and exploitation that are exacerbated by chronic poverty, pre-existing gender inequalities and harmful traditional custom and practices.”
Sagynbaeva said increase in substance abuse is correlated with the increase of domestic violence.

She said the workshop will provide field practitioners with the knowledge and tools to better address the different needs of women, men, boys and girls for gender based violence and response in humanitarian settings.

The workshop will end on Friday August 11, 2012.

By Ropate Valemei



 

Bad Blood


PREVIOUS STORY
Council welcomes gas price reduction
NEXT STORY
Fiji strengthens trade ties with Korea

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!
   





Do you agree with the new boarding policy at Govt schools?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Do you agree with the new boarding policy at Govt schools?
Yes
 59%
No
 41%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
Vodafone wins top international awardVodafone Fiji has been recognised with another international award, this time at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards and Innovation Summit in Piccadilly, London.
SPORTS
Bowling carnival attracts 120 participantsThe 2015 Fiji Airways Sunny West Bowling Carnival which commenced over the weekend in Nadi has registered a record 120 participants with 65 bowlers coming from Australia and New Zealand.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone wins top international awardVodafone Fiji has been recognised with another international award, this time at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards and Innovation Summit in Piccadilly, London.
ENTERTAINMENT
Reshammiya to hold shows in FijiBollywood actor, singer, composer and music director Himesh Reshammiya arrives in Fiji tomorrow for two shows in Suva and Nadi later this week.
HEALTH/FITNESS
$5000 boost to assist diabetes awareness programVodafone Fiji ATH Foundation has stepped in with financial boost to assist the Lions Club in their Diabetes Awareness program.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT MOBILE HOT TOPICS