Fiji: Women Reclaim the Night & Call for End to Sexual Violence
"While we call for safe streets, we'd like to remind people that most women do not feel safe in their own homes." "We know many sexual assaults take place in homes as well so we need to remind people that sexual assault should not be tolerated in public or private domain," she said.
Ms Ali said at least one in five women around the world had experienced rape or attempted rape in their life, with most sexual offenders known to the victim and were often trusted family members.
The centre has been organising the Reclaim the Night march since the mid-1990s. A similar march was held in Nadi recently. This year's theme is Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women.
"To this day we continue to struggle for women's rights and we call for a society that upholds the rights of women and all citizens through democracy and the rule of law," the centre said.
8 March 2008
Source: Fiji Times
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