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Thunder, Lightning, Rain Don’t Stop ‘Reclaim’

Heavy rain and thunderstorms in Suva last night did not dampen the spirit of those that turned out in numbers for the ‘Reclaim the Night’ march. Drenched by the rain,
09 Mar 2017 11:08
Thunder, Lightning, Rain Don’t Stop ‘Reclaim’
Participants during the ‘Reclaim the Night’ march in Suva last night. Photo: Mere Satakala

Heavy rain and thunderstorms in Suva last night did not dampen the spirit of those that turned out in numbers for the ‘Reclaim the Night’ march.

Drenched by the rain, Pauliasi Volau said: “I believe in gender equality. Here in Fiji, girls are mostly discriminated against and that’s the reason I’m part of the march, even though I’m soaked.”

Mr Volau, 18 who came with his friends to the march said he believed that it was for a worthy cause.

About 200 people from various non-government organisations showed up with their banners and slogans and were part of the march that started from the Flea Market to Government buildings.

Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) co-ordinator, Shamima Ali said she was surprised at the turnout and enthusiasm shown by supporters.

“The turn-out tonight (last night) just goes to show that people are concerned about rape in this country. Overall, I’m very happy with the turnout,” said Ms Ali.

Reclaim the Night march coincides with the International Women’s Day celebrations and was also a night to remember victims of  domestic violence and rape in Fiji.

The march is an annual event organised by FWCC.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

Feedback:  mere.satakala@fijisun.com.fj

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