Call on women to put away fear and report perpetrators

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BY BARNABAS MANEBONA

MEMBER of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Varisi Lavata Ward 12 at Northwest Choiseul is calling on all women of Solomon Islands to report perpetrators to relevant authorities.

Hon Nerio Ulemiki said this is in order to stop unwanted problems women and girls face of being victims to teenage pregnancy and child sexual abuse.

“I as one of the sympathizers to those being victims of teenage pregnancy and child sexual abuse commend the local activist Ms Regina Lepping for her strong campaign against teenage pregnancy and child sex abuse on the sudden death of a fourteen year old mother of twins from Makira after giving birth to her siblings,” said Hon Ulemiki.

“In support of Ms Lepping’s comments of strong awareness on teenage pregnancy and child sexual abuse in the rural communities, I suppose that strong awareness should be strong in rural communities as perpetrators always go free due to the problems being left unnoticed or left unreported.

“This is due to lack of knowledge or information on how to go about reporting the problems and lack of confidence by the victims or the guardians and relatives or teenage pregnancy and child sexual abuse victims to report the matter to relevant authorities.

“Enough for awareness to take place in towns and main centres only. I call on girls and women to put away fear and report perpetrators to relevant authorities in order to stop these unwanted problems.”

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