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Poverty forcing Solomons girls into prostitution (Solomon Islands)

August 1, 2012

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Source A national forum on violence against women in Solomon Islands has heard poverty is forcing girls as young as 13 into prostitution. Police say it is an increasing problem around logging camps in Makira, Malaita and Isabel islands. Sister Doreen, who runs Honiara’s only women’s shelter, the Christian Care Centre, told Radio Australia’s Pacific […]

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Solomons Police Must Set Example in Fighting Gender Violence: Commissioner

July 23, 2012

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Source: Radio New Zeeland International Solomon Islands’ new police commissioner says the police must set an example when it comes to addressing the country’s high rate of violence against women. This year’s World Bank Development Report cites Solomon Islands as having the world’s worst level of sexual violence against women, with 64 percent of women […]