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Raise Your Voice Women, Says Senibua

Women should raise their voice against domestic violence, said Atelaite Senibua “Domestic violence is neither a Government or non-government organisation responsibility. It’s everyone’s responsibility,” said the 20-year-old second year Law
30 May 2016 14:44
Raise Your Voice Women,  Says Senibua
Fiji Sun's Managing Editor Digital Rosi Doviverata (right) handing over Parker Pen to Fiji Sun's Letter to the Editor winner Atelaite Senibua,20 (left). Ms Senibua is Fiji Sun's letter of the week winner. Photo: SHAHANI MALA.

Women should raise their voice against domestic violence, said Atelaite Senibua

“Domestic violence is neither a Government or non-government organisation responsibility. It’s everyone’s responsibility,” said the 20-year-old second year Law and Human Resources student at the University of the South Pacific.

“We must work together to stop domestic violence in our country,” she said.

Ms Senibua is our Letter Writer of the Week for the letter she wrote on May 4. Her letter titled: ‘Wrong number’ tells of how Patterson Brothers Shipping office number was under their name.

For three years now, she explained of her family’s distress in having to answer to calls by Patterson Brothers Shipping customers and has advised those responsible to correct the error but there has been no response yet.

“I am so happy because this was the first time I wrote a Letters to the Editor and I am winner of the Letter of the Week,” Ms Senibua said yesterday.

She is now motivated to write about more issues of national interest.

“I prefer reading Fiji Sun because they have more news and human interest stories than Fiji Times. Fiji Sun has variety of stories,” she said.

On domestic violence, Ms Senibua echoed statements by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to put an end to the cowardice act.

She hopes that her career choice would encourage women to raise their voice and contribute positively to the issue.

This she said after sharing a dark past of her life. Her mother was a victim of domestic violence when she was in Year 11.

“I want to help women in our country who are victims of domestic violence.

“They must raise their voice against domestic violence and report the matter to Police so that the law will give them justice,” she said.  Shahani Mala

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