Alarming figures revealed in FWCC National Research: Somebody’s Life, Everybody’s Business
43 women are injured, 1 is permanently disabled, and 71 lose consciousness every day in Fiji through domestic violence.
Up to 16 women are injured badly enough every day to need health care but because women under-estimate the impacts of violence on their health and well-being (an important coping strategy for many women); only about 1 in 10 tell a health worker the true cause of their injury, and many do not get the health care they need.
These are just some of the extremely shocking results of a survey conducted by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre in cooperation with the Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics between 2010 - 2011.
Titled, “Somebody’s Life, Everybody’s Business,” the national research on women’s health and life experiences was launched today exploring the prevalence, incidence and attitudes to intimate partner violence in Fiji.
Author of the report and Independent Consultant on Gender and Development Dr Juliet Hunt, said the findings were alarming when compared to global figures. READ MORE