Tuvalu considers tougher penalties for violence against women | Pacific Beat

Tuvalu considers tougher penalties for violence against women

Tuvalu considers tougher penalties for violence against women

Updated 13 March 2013, 12:17 AEST

The growing problem of violence against women has been highlighted during week-long International Women's Day celebrations in Tuvalu.

It's particular issue for the population of just under 10,000 because often the traditional ways prevent or discourage women from reporting assaults.

Silafaga Lalua at Radio Tuvalu says Tuvalu police are hoping that a bill to be tabled in parliament will change the situation by giving the police increased powers and allowing the courts to pass tougher sentences.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Silafaga Lalua, journalist, Radio Tuvalu

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