“Rampant gender inequality” faced by Fijian women

April 19, 2016

A report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report, Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Asia and the Pacific tells a story of “rampant gender inequality” faced by women.

“What lies beneath is the unacceptable treatment of women and rampant gender inequality, as the iconic tourist images mask the highest rates in the world of intimate partner sexual and domestic violence against women, ranging from around 68 percent in Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Kiribati to 40 percent in Samoa,” said Imrana Jalal, a former commissioner with the Fiji Human Rights Commission.

Read more about the report gender inequality in the Pacific on the Pacific Media Centre website.

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