Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has today called on all Solomon Islanders to say “Naf Nao, No Rawa Lo Haus” as he spoke to the Royal Solomon Island Police Force’s National Conference on Family Violence.
The National Conference is attended by Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) officers from throughout the country.
The one-week conference, organised by the RSIPF is being held at the RAMSI base in East Honiara.
Speaking at the Conference, Prime Minister Sogavare says family violence has a terrible cost on Solomon Islands society, both socially and financially.
The Prime Minister further stated Solomon Islands as a nation cannot sit by and expect this problem to go away by itself.
He told the Conference, the Government understands “this pervasive problem demands a strong response”.
He said this is why it is a Government priority “to strengthen and support gender equality, eliminate gender violence and stop the abuse of women and children in Solomon Islands”.