Police and community attitudes limit reporting sexual assault in Fiji | Pacific Beat

Police and community attitudes limit reporting sexual assault in Fiji

Police and community attitudes limit reporting sexual assault in Fiji

Updated 19 July 2013, 20:25 AEST

In Fiji more women are reporting sexual assaults than ever before.

But the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre says most though still won't come forward because they're afraid they will be blamed, or because of the attitude of police.

The police say 3,000 cases of sexual violence were reported nationwide in Fiji last year.

The director of the Fiji Womens Crisis Centre, Shamima Ali, says says it's likely 90 percent of sexual violence survivors don't report the assault, because of the attitudes of both the community and the police.

Presenter:Bruce Hill

Speaker:Shamima Ali, director, Fiji Women's Crisis Centre

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