Malaita women council helps and cares for victims

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

Auki

ONE of the main activities of the Malaita Provincial Council of Women is home-care for victims of all forms of abuse in the province.

Vice President Ms Martha Rurai shares this with Island Sun yesterday as they are gearing to elect the council’s new executive today.

She said since the establishment of MPCW in 2014, providing “safe home” for victims has been one of the organisation’s priorities.

“As far as I know we provided care for victims of rape, child abuse, negligent of child and other forms of abuse.

“But most of the victims we dealt with are women and children who have been wounded of domestic violence.

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“We liaise with the Family Support Centre in Honiara and together we provide areas like counseling and almost all care for the victim until recovery,” Rurai said.

She said the work is really challenging and women to deal with those sensitive issues.

“With the challenge we faced in the work our call is for all people in the province to have great care to their families and other people,” Rurai said.

She pointed out that people must try to understand their responsibility and work together to address issues relating to abuse and domestic violence in the community.

Rurai thanks the inter-denomination groups, donors, communities, families and individuals for their support towards the organisation.

She also acknowledged the police for recognising the role they play in executing their work, and the provincial government for support.

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