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Fijian men changing attitudes to women

Fijian men changing attitudes to women

Updated 8 February 2013, 19:50 AEST

Men in traditional Fijian villages are making a serious effort to treat women more equally, according to a chief.

Ratu Jale Ratu, the Tui Tavua or chief of Tavua village in Fiji, says his village is part of a government sponsored program aimed at creating zero tolerance for violence against women.

There's been a big upsurge in rape and domestic violence cases in the country recently, including instances of children being attacked.

Ratu Jale tells Bruce Hill that traditional i-Taukei culture used to treat women as somewhat inferior, but i-Taukei men are now starting to change their attitudes.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Ratu Jale Ratu, the Tui Tavua or chief of Tavua village in Fiji

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Bruce is one of the Pacific’s most experienced journalists with nearly 20 years covering the region and has won several international awards.

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