Rape Horror! - Increase In Rape Cases Alarming As Stats Show Almost Two Cases Daily - What Can Be Done To Curb This Sickening Act!

A FOUR-year-old girl is the latest victim of rape in Fiji, sparking outrage from women's organisations and churches.

As hundreds of people marched through the Capital City against any form of violence against women and children, police confirmed the case was reported from the Western Division this week.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said an 18-year-old farmer was in police custody.

He said the alleged incident happened on Wednesday between 3pm and 5pm. The suspect and the girl are from the same village.

Insp Sokomuri said the suspect entered the house through a window into a bedroom where all the children were sleeping.

The mother of the victim reported the matter to police.

"As investigations into the matter continue, the incident has once again sparked a warning that these crimes will not be condoned and those who continue to prey on our children will be brought to justice," Insp Sokomuri said.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua who is touring the west, said a more concerted approach was needed to weed out this social ill.

He said this was an issue of morality, which police were ill-equipped to handle on their own.

The Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma said rape is a "cowardly act" and one of the biggest threat against women in society today.

Church general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said there was not much attention given to the moral aspects of people's life but a lot of money had been spent on developing the nation and infrastructure.

"This has hindered other development," Mr Nawadra said.

"Fiji lacks ethical moral lifestyle which is evident in the increase in the number of rape cases and authorities need to strategise their plans now."

Mr Nawadra, however, said the increase in the number of reported cases showed that police no longer withheld information that was deemed sensitive and were not reported by the media.

He said this information was vital as people needed to share it.

He said heads of church circuits have been actively involved in reminding parents of their roles.

The head of the Catholic Church in Fiji, Archbishop elect of Suva Father Dr Father Peter Chong, said the church believed perpetrators had been influenced through the information readily available through the media.

He said pornographic scene could now be easily accessed via mobile phone and internet shops.

"The power of the media has acted out on this perpetrator," he said.

This, he said, had changed the lifestyle of people that eventually changed their values and attitude.

The Fiji Women's Crisis Centre said people should stop voicing their opinions but rather put their words into actions.

FWCC director Shamima Ali said the increase in the number of reported cases had made the people panic, yet nothing much was done to eradicate it.

"They need to bring their idea to the table because this is a universal sickness and Fiji is no exception," Ms Ali said.

She said 90 per cent of rape victims were women, which had been proven through their survey that men's attitude were deteriorating.

Ms Ali said they had conducted their own research which was presented to the Minister for Social Welfare and Women, Dr Jiko Luveni.

"We have a universal understanding and deep knowledge of what's happening here in Fiji," she said.

"Why aren't women raping men? It is how men look at women and girls in society."

Gang rapes on the rise

Serafina Silaitoga
Friday, February 15, 2013

ALL stakeholders in the Northern Division have a responsibility to eradicate the social ill of rape against women and children.

Reacting to recent reports of rape against young girls in Vanua Levu, Fiji Women's Crisis Centre team leader north Sera Bogitini said the church, vanua, communities and families all had a role to play in eradicating any form of violence against women and children.

Since last month, the north has reported two cases of alleged gang rape.

The first involved a 16-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by six men and the second was reported this month involving a 21-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by four men.

Police are still investigating the second case while the first has been referred to the High Court in Labasa.

Mrs Bogitini said cases of rape happened in rural and urban centres so it was the responsibility of not only civil societies and law enforcers to fight the social ill, but all stakeholders.

Almost everyday, there is a case of rape reported in the dailies here in Fiji - the victims are now little babies - a 9 month old being the youngest victim. There is a rise in gang rapes in Vanua Levu, a young girl in Lau raped in her own home by someone who followed her into the house and raped her, 2 little girls who are sisters raped in their own kitchen whilst their mom was doing chores outside their home in Rotuma - what can we do to curb this sickening crime??????????

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Me sa vakalesui tale mada mai na i totogi ni kuna.Koya sa tobo ni rape sa kau sara ga me lai kuna.

Naita sa levu era sa kanaka me sa vakalesui mai eso nai totogi me vaka na Vali e dau caka vei ira na manumanu me sa musu tani sa la o koya na kia mai vei koya ka kucu tiko, e so tale era kanaka me vakabalavu taki na gaol sentences ka sala vata kei na kuita ena tabanimoli (e dua e a taroga sara me se coba toka la na votona se warai), e dua e kanaka me ra counselling taki.....

ia e lewe vica era nanuma ni sega ni dodonu me da vakayacora na vei lawa kaukauwa e so - oqo ena noqu vakawilika tiko na vei vola kivua na edita ena noda veva tabaki na Fiji Times eke.

Ena dua na gauna au a volavola kina ena pepa au a kanaka kina me sa tei vakalesui mai na Kuna vata kei na vali, se me lodo tani na yaloka ni matai ka e kucu tiko e qai levu era saqata ni ra kaya ni da sa lotu etc, etc....ia sa vakadomobula sa la na stats ni kucu e Viti - e se sega madaga ni yacova na veimama ni vula o Veverueri (macawa sa oti) sa 50 na kisi ni kucu esa vakayacori oti e na noda vanua!!

Na yabaki ni totogi e soli tiko ena gauna oqo e rauta ni 14 -16 na yabaki - na cava na nomuni nanuma e dodonu li me se tiko ga ekeya se me ra sa totogi mate talega (life sentences without parole) o ira na dau kucu????

Io me ra totogi mate.Oti e dua na vula ra boro drataki ra bui i waitui me ra veicemuri kei ira na qio.Ke ra bula caka tale na vula ka tarava.Ke qalo bula me vakabera na qio e wasawasa o nite ha,ha,ha oh nite.Io me tau e so na i totogi me bi me ra kila kina ni tovo lolovira e ra vakayacora.

@vn .. brother ,na waqawaqa ni sa curumi ira tu na tevoro ya  o garogaro e na levu ni sara porn kei waqawaqa ni matadra e vaqara bula tale o qio....vadomobula man.

Ha,ha,ha,ha io sa vakadomobula na garogaro ca ni yalo ni tamata.

gonei kemudrau na turaga naita VN & T, ka dai e lai va oti garo tale o koya vei ra Qio hahahahaaaa.....sa warai sa la ni macala se sa vakacava tu na mentality ni tamata va qoka, era sa sega ni tarova rawa na nodra gagadre me ra sa vakayaco i tovo kaukauwa tu kina vei ira na gone lalai se goneyalewa

Na rape se na vesu yalewa ya na cakacaka ni tamata lialia , tamata qavokavoka lala , tamata malumalumu ,tagane e sega ni rawata na vosa yalewa , tamata ravarava , tamata e sega ni vesuka rawa e dua na yalewa e rau taba vata , tamata S levu , tamata C levu , ya na tamata ra dau vesu yalewa e ra va ya....e so  ni ra vesu yalewa sa qai vaka me ra dau dokadoka taka tu..ra sega ni kila ni ya na cakacaka ni tamata malumalumu.....i ra na Forces ni ra dau lai veivesu mai ira na tagane e ra na searchtaka ga na tagane kei ira na yalewa e ra na searchtaka ga na yalewa , ya na bibi ni lawa ni bula...kena i balebale ke dua na tagane e sa vesuka tiko na yalewa ya nai vakaraitaki ni tagane B..ke da sa via tagane ao me da tagane sara...ira na dau vesu yalewa se o ira na dau rape ya o ira na tagane viavia yalewa...se .5....sa kena i totogi vinaka ga me vakadonuya ga mai o turaganilewa me ra sauma na wekai yalewa nai totogi ni rape ya....me kua ni vakamatei...ia me rapetaki talega mai vei ira....kau vakabauta ni na caka ga vakadua vei dua...ya e sa na kenai otioti talega..e Viti taucoko....!!!....me qai taba tu e na TV me qai livge tu mai me qai sarava o Viti taucoko na ca ni vesu yalewa ya....sa dri yani....

This is really horrifying coz now our children are not even safe at home and parents have be alert all the time and ensure that their children are with them where ever they go and never trust anyone related or not ...to look after their kids for them.

The sad thing is majority of this rape cases are from our rural areas and boys so young in their early teens are engaged in this cruel activity.

 Au duavata sara ga kei archbishop Dr father Chong,sa rui sivia na pornography mai viti na nodra sa access ki na vei porn site e na internet thru mobile or computer, koya mada ga na kedra cd e ra volitaki butako tu qori e na vaisaqata ni koro lelevu.Au gole sara mai na uluniwai wainimala na veitara2 e na ka qo[internet] tou bera tale tiko na tiko i valagi..voleka tale tiko ni ra yadua tiko na laptop na gone mai nakoro qai talevoni li sa qai kabuwacara ga...e dua tiko neitou website ni koro,vei keimami na tu yani e valagi e ra bera tale tiko na tiko mai viti e na update ena veisiga e gole tiko mai e  na veika e yaco tiko mai nakoro, me tekivu ga mai vei soqo kece,veidrotaki,butako bulumakau kei kena vi ka qima kece...vaka no na kana yumcha vi ira na kui tiaina na i tukutuku e na kena se  raraqesa tu ga mai e na i tavuteke sa drau lalita vua.-qo ratou mai nakoro,ragone!!

Me vaka ni sa yaco sara tiko ga vakalevu e na noda veikorokoro na leqa oqo,au vakabauta me ra sa tucake mai na vei turaga se i liuliu ni koro me sa vakalawataki ka yadravi na kena vakayagataki na internet,na kena vakayagataki ni maruana, vakalailaitaki na gunuvi ni yaqona ni viti e loma ni koro, vakaukauwataki na lotu.Kevaka e dua e tobo ni basuka na lawa qo se tobo ni sara porn se kana maruana da kaya mada, me kau mai ki na matadra na lewe ni koro vosataki vakavinaka mai vua na turaga qai tau vua na i kuita mai vei ratou na bati.

 Na ka au kaya tiko e cake e ra waka  kece tiko ni leqa, kevaka e da vianakata me vakarusai na leqa qo vakabibi e na noda vikorokoro e dodonu me da dikeva na vuna se na kena wakatu me cavuraki vuvu ,tatalaki vakamai laivi yani.

Na veika kece e ra cakava mai noda qase noda gauna e liu e da kunea kina na bula vinaka kei na bula sautu.Na i totogi e na vakatauca na matanitu e na sega ni walia na leqa vakavo ke cavuraki na wakatu ni leqa.    

Naita Tumeli - au se qai wilika tiko ga ena veva ena macawa sa oti ni se sega tu ni vakalawa taki na lawa i Taukei me vaka ratou a vakatutu taka na matanitu veiliutaki ni SDL /FLP coalition me sa vakaukauwataki tale mai na Lawa makawa i taukei e vauci keda ena noda vei korokoro vakaviti.

Ena so na vanua ni sa tau nai totogi ni sakasaka tu na nodrai sulusulu na goneyalewa, sa duatani na kena vosa mai vei ira na vei soqosoqo ni bula galala eso...ia, era sega ni vakasama taka ni tiko saraga vei keda yadudua na responsibility me da vakaisulu enai sulu e rakorako ka veiganiti kei na vanua eda bula tiko kina.

Io, na Internet access esa dua na ka na kena vakadomobula - au nanuma sara nai vakasala nei Rt Sukuna - 'vakusakusa vakamalua' - me da toso vakamalua ena noda vinakata na kena drodrovi keda yani na technology. Na veitalevoni veikauyaki e volitaki tu ena gauna ni kua e rawa kina na internet -era facebook, era twitter, era sara TV, era sara i yaloyalo - Digicel e offer taka tu na free internet after 10pm se dua na ka va ya se free internet over the week-ends... o ira na luveda era sa sara Pornography sara tikoga mai na comfort ni nodra vei vale - ena loma ni nodra rumu ni moce, se ra sarava vakailala se vakai caba vata.....E dodonu saraga meda yadrava nai tubutubu na tikina oqo!

true Madem - au vakabauta ni sa dodonu me wake up call vei keda kece nai tubutubu /dauniveisusu na veika vakadomobula e yaco tu oqo.......sa veisau mada na priorities ni bula - me liu taumada na nodra welfare na luveda qai muri na veika tale eso...

my twins have started Kindy - sa vakalawa taki saraga mai Koronivuli me ra drop taki ka pick taki e veisiga before and after school - especially na kena toso cake tiko na kisi ni kucu & abduction...better be safe than sorry...

Sa vakurabui dina na ka sa yaco tiko ena noda vanua lomani..it is a sign of the end of times..

From my point of view awareness campaigns can help people be aware of what is actually happening in their communities. Rape is a vile criminal act and people committing such heinous crimes should be given a harsher sentence in court.It is unreasonable to rape children or anyone for that matter... rape is all together an individual corruption of the mind.With all this in mind we should be careful of what we expose children to especially through the media.Its high time that Fiji needs to wake up...

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