A Fiji women's group says the increase in reported violence against women may not mean more abuse is occurring, but that more women are choosing to speak out against it.
The Fiji Women's Crisis Centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali said this increase may be due to a number of factors.
She said NGOs encouraged women to speak out.
"There's been an improvement in how police respond through the legislation the Domestic Violence Decree and things like that. So I think that change is encouraging women to report, and that is why we've seen a spike in the reported cases of violence against women."
Shamima Ali said although only 15 percent of domestic violence cases are believed to be reported, women are realising and exercising their rights.
She said because of cultural pressure many remain quiet.