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Minister For Women Vuniwaqa Condemns Act Of Violence, Where Have We Gone Wrong?

In a post on her official Facebook page Mrs Vuniwaqa said the reasons we get to hear about are many and diverse.
30 Jun 2019 19:05
Minister For Women Vuniwaqa Condemns Act Of Violence, Where Have We Gone Wrong?
Mereseini Vuniwaqa

Minister for Women, Mereseini Vuniwaqa has strongly condemned the acts against Salanieta Leba who was allegedly stabbed by her partner over a disagreement.

In a post on her official Facebook page Mrs Vuniwaqa said the reasons we get to hear about are many and diverse…..an affair, drunkenness, a blackout, money, jealousy, rage, or simply a Facebook message. The root of all these and many more, lies in a power struggle.

“The male psyche deeply entrenched in a gender stereotyped world which gives to the male, power and privilege over the female,’’ said Mrs Vuniwaqa.

Mrs Vuniwaqa poses a series of questions asking Where have we failed? Who is to blame when the life of a young woman is cut short by such violence? Is it the fault of her parents who taught her to stand up for herself and to speak her mind?

“Is it our educators who failed to address “child’s play” and to call it out for what it really is ie. Sexual harassment,” said Mrs Vuniwaqa.

“ Addressing gender based violence takes a whole community, a whole nation. We will not be able to take concrete steps towards eradicating this national shame if the different stakeholders in society keep reading from different hymn sheets. The song needs to be the same!

Mrs Vuniwaqa emphasized that enough was not being done for our daughters and granddaughters and their daughters and granddaughters will continue to suffer the same fate.

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