‘Evil trend is threatening our way of life’

AN evil trend is threatening our way of life and the existence and purity of the foundations of Fijian communities and families.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa made the comments while officiating at the iTaukei Affairs Board (TAB) and Provincial Council 4th Awards Night in Suva on Friday night.

Mrs Vuniwaqa reminded TAB staff members that as they celebrate this festive season, they should remember this evil trend that was threatening the way of life of Fijian people.

“This malevolent act has embedded itself into our society that we have become ignorant to its effects to our greatest resource as a people which is ‘relationships’,” she said.

“The purity of our relationships has been rocked by the high rates and ferocity of violence against women and children.” She said as custodians of “our” heritage, measures must be developed to curb “this” onslaught.

More in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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