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LUVENI WARNS FIJIAN WOMEN

What they wear can give wrong signal to sexual predators FARISHA AHMED SUVA Women should dress modestly and help men in the national  campaign to cut down sex crimes, the
16 May 2014 09:32

What they wear can give wrong signal to sexual predators

Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni.

FARISHA AHMED
SUVA
Women should dress modestly and help men in the national  campaign to cut down sex crimes, the Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation , Dr Jiko Luveni, says.
She warned them that what they wore could be misconstrued and send out the wrong signal to sexual predators.
“While young girls and women have a right to choose what they want to wear, they need to be responsible as well,” she said.
That is the message that she has been sharing with people when she visits them.
Dr Luveni, who has spearheaded the setting up of violence-free communities and villages, said the campaign to stem out violence against women and children and sexual abuse had been successful. The crime rate, she said, had dropped according to Police reports.
Young girls and women needed to be cautious about their environment and what they wore.
“In my opinion if a girl is going out to drink with guys in an isolated area wearing shorts or clothes showing off her body, she is inviting trouble,” Dr Luveni said.
“We women have rights but we would not want to get into trouble by exposing ourselves and arousing the opposite sex.
“As long as we are responsible we would be able to help ourselves because situations can get out of control if we are among a group of guys in isolated areas.”




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