THERE SHOULD BE ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST LUVENI. SHE SHOULD BE SACKED AS SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT (and possibly replaced by Madam NAZHAT SHAMEEM). THE ROTTEN TEETHING VIEWS AGAINST FIJIAN WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE MOUTHED BY DENTIST JIKO LUVENI. ITS A CHARTER FOR WIFE AND DAUGHTER BEATINGS IN FIJI.
IT ALSO DEMEANS HER OWN CASE AGAINST RATU NAIQAMA LALABALAVU WHO HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR TWO YEARS
THE FFP 'GOONDA' AND PORNOGRAPHY FANTASIST ASHNEEL SUDHAKAR, WHO TREATS WOMEN AS OBJECTS OF DESIRE AND AS SEXUAL TOYS, IS ANOTHER ONE WHO SHOULD BE FROG-MARCHED OUT OF PARLIAMENT
Domestic violence and pornography are close cousins
“Fiji – like many other societies – is patriarchal with a range of institutional and cultural barriers to gender equality. And I am sad to report that we all still have a terrible problem with male attitudes to women. Far too many men routinely resort to violence in a domestic setting. And we are currently in the throes of a national debate about whether women are in any way to blame for this, by provoking their men into acts of violence or inviting rape by wearing provocative clothing.There is no justification, no excuse, for any man to inflict violence on a woman or abuse her in any way. Those who do so are cowards and criminals. And that if she does so, that somehow justifies or excuses the treatment that is meted out to her. It is a way of thinking that is totally out of kilter with the norms of any society with pretensions to decency. And it is a way of thinking that perpetuates a cycle of violence and must be eradicated with the full force of the law. Zero tolerance for those who abuse women and girls.” Bainimarama speaking at a World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) forum on Women and Girls in Turkey
"Domestic violence is a form of discrimination against women. This is because, the vast majority of victims of domestic violence are women and girls, and because underlying the use of violence against women in the family, is the belief that men have the right to correct and chastise women. Such a belief is contrary to the often stated value that men and women are equal in dignity and in rights. The belief that a wife is the property of the husband, and may be assaulted by him, is a gender biased and patriarchal belief. By ratifying CEDW, Fiji has undertaken not only to protect women from gender-based violence, but also to eradicate social and cultural beliefs which give rise to these attitudes and to ensure that Fiji’s legal system does not perpetuate these beliefs, nor violence against women." Nazhat Shameem, Fiji Judiciary Criminal Law Workshop for Judges and Magistrates, 14th June 2012
There is no justification, no excuse, for any man to inflict violence on a woman or abuse her in any way. Those who do so are cowards and criminals. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has made this clear at the World Humanitarian Summit roundtable discussion on women and girls in Istanbul, Turkey.
Bainimarama says he wants to make it perfectly clear what his own attitude is and that of the government he leads, as debate continues at home about whether women are in any way to blame for this, by provoking their men into acts of violence or inviting rape by wearing provocative clothing. Bainimarama stresses that he simply does not accept the argument that the onus is on a woman not to provoke her partner’s temper, and that if she does so, that somehow justifies or excuses the treatment that is meted out to her.
The Prime Minister says it is a way of thinking that provides men with an excuse to justify the unjustifiable and women to accept the unacceptable. He says it is a way of thinking that perpetuates a cycle of violence and must be eradicated with the full force of the law. Bainimarama says there should be zero tolerance for those who abuse women and girls.
He went on to say that real men don’t mistreat women. The Prime Minister says they should treat them with the respect they deserve as our wives, partners, mothers, sisters and daughters are the bedrock of our families and of our nation. Bainimarama says the Fijian government has made it a priority to improve the position of women and girls in Fiji and finally put an end to a long history in which women have been treated very poorly. He says he is sad to report that we all still have a terrible problem with male attitudes to women.
Bainimarama says we have an unacceptable level of rape and child abuse in the country. He says far too many men regard women as subservient and as possessions for their sexual gratification. The Prime Minister says far too many men routinely resort to violence in a domestic setting. He says the government has established unprecedented equality for all Fijians in our Constitution, including the right to be free from any form of violence. Bainimarama says they are empowering women by improving their access to education through free schooling, scholarships and tertiary loans.He adds that the government is empowering women by encouraging them to start their own businesses with the small and micro business grants. Source: Fijivillage News