Vi­o­lence against women

Joan McGoon, Nadi

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

And our vis­it­ing UN Com­mis­sioner is ap­palled at the dis­crim­i­na­tion and vi­o­lence of women across all sec­tors.

Stated truly, our cul­ture is meant to re­solve is­sues and not in­crease them.

Cul­tural and re­li­gious val­ues are meant to pre­serve and pro­vide ful­fil­ment in re­la­tion­ships. It hon­ours both men, women and chil­dren. So what else could be the prob­lem? Per­haps the choice to not ad­here to these norms? Which is our gift of freewill of course but then the con­se­quences are detri­men­tal to so­ci­ety in gen­eral.

Women are de­nied equal­ity and recog­ni­tion in their fields of work be­cause they are pos­si­bly con­sid­ered in­fe­rior. They are bul­lied, ridiculed and ha­rassed.

I think our value of hu­man­ity and it's dig­nity has de­creased and thus the con­cern from the United Na­tions as it is the ba­sic hu­man right of ev­ery in­di­vid­ual, to have and to pre­serve their dig­nity.

If women (or men) are not re­ceiv­ing this re­spect at home, they will ven­ture else­where for this recog­ni­tion.

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