Domestic violence in Choiseul

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BY BARNABAS MANEBONA

Numbers of unreported cases of family domestic violence are increasing at Northwest Choiseul, recently showing a steady rise according to report.

Mr Nerio Ulemiki the media coordinator for Christ the King Parish at Voruvoru confirmed from observation that there are many cases where women have become victims ending up at the rural clinics.

He said the main causes of domestic violence in their area identified are jealousy, poverty, excessive drinking of beer and homemade breweries, consumption of drugs, forced sex, misuse of family finances, gambling, outside logging activities and from other anti-social behaviours as well .

“People of our area are now suggesting the great need for the government, churches, women organisations and non-government organisations to study the causes of family domestic violence in order to decrease it in the province,” said Ulemiki.

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