Women fight back

The number of requests this year by women for protection orders from the court suggests domestic violence could be on the upswing in RMI. But improved access to legal protection may account for the upsurge in women defending themselves through the court. “Increased awareness among women about domestic violence and their right to access legal […]

Pacific violence figures shocking

The level of violence against women in the Pacific is double the rate in the rest of the world, which is the sign that Pacific societies need to change social norms in order for development to progress, said a United Nations official. Speaking to Radio New Zealand International, UN Women’s Deputy Representative for Fiji, Nicolas […]