THE National Council of Women has issued a statement to strongly condemn continuous violence against women in Solomon Islands.
Just recently, early hours Wednesday 3rd March, a woman died from multiple stab wounds to her chest in Gizo, Western Province.
And just on Tuesday, a day after women marched the streets of Honiara to commemorate International Women’s Day the public was greeted with a shocking blown-up photo of a woman, bruised and swollen beyond recognition.
“The headline news, ‘Face of abuse’ is a shocking reminder of how women continue to be victims of domestic violence in this country,” president Jenny Tuhaika said.
“This is a sick and horrendous way to treat women.
“These acts of violence are usually perpetuated by husbands and partners, who are entrusted to care for these women,” Mrs Tuhaika added.
“Responsible authorities are urged to step up punishment on those found guilty.
“A heavy penalty may help curb domestic violence against women in this country, an image that reflects poorly on us as a nation professing to be Christians.”
She said there there is more that needs to be done to protect women in Solomon Islands from inhuman beatings.
“Women cannot do this alone.
“To reduce violence against women and girls, each and every citizen of this nation must stand together to fight and uphold the campaign.”
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