11 Apr 2018

Marshallese women seek court help to curb domestic violence

From , 6:04 am on 11 April 2018

The Marshall Islands is on track to have a record number of women seeking court intervention in domestic violence cases.

Over two years ago the High Court created an administrative procedure where victims of domestic violence can file for a temporary protection order, which does not require the involvement of a lawyer.

In 2016, 12 women filed for protection, followed by 16 last year and already this year, 6 women have gained protection orders.

RNZ Pacific's correspondent in the Marshall Islands Giff Johnson told Sela Jane Hopgood that despite the ongoing issue of domestic violence there is a positive in the support system for the victims..

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