We are still a long way to ending gender violence


SOLOMON Islands is still a long way to ending gender-based violence.

That’s according to Education minister Lannelle Tanangada.

She was speaking last Friday at the launch of the 16 days of activism against gender violence.

“The bad news is, we are still a long way from achieving that lasting, fundamental shift including cultural shifts that will enable us to confidently say that gender-based violence against women and girls is not accepted in Solomon Islands and there are no excuses for violence  in whatever form,” she said.

Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs Dr Cendrick Alependava adds that the 16-day campaign has now widely recognised, longest-running campaign for the rights of women and girls, and Solomon Islands is proud to continue to join this global movement.

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