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Violence in the community: Residents raise concern over growing crime rate


Every night, Shenna-Lynn Brown, 23, locks her doors, checks her windows and turns on her porch light before she goes to sleep.

That used to put Brown’s mind at ease. But with the recent string of crimes, she’s not sure it’s enough anymore.

via Violence in the community: Residents raise concern over growing crime rate | Pacific Daily News | guampdn.com.

Taskforce praised


THE newly-formed Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children taskforce has been commended by the Fiji Police Force and the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement.

The taskforce was formed in April by the Ministry of Women and has representatives from various organisations working together to look at better ways of addressing violence.

via Taskforce praised – Fiji Times Online.

Mass marks anniversary of massacre’s discovery


Dozens of residents gathered on the anniversary of the day U.S. Marines discovered the bodies of 45 Chamorro men massacred in Yigo 69 years ago.

The ceremony honored the lives of the victims of the Chagui’an massacre, who were taken to the clearing by Japanese soliders occupying Guam during World War II, their hands tied behind their backs, and beheaded.

via Mass marks anniversary of massacre’s discovery | Pacific Daily News | guampdn.com.

Addressing the Epidemic of Violence Against Women


When also taking into account sexual violence by a non-partner, the figure rises to 27.9%.

These estimates are according to a new report by the World Health Organization in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council.

The report, Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, sends a powerful message that violence against women is not limited to pockets of society, but rather a global problem of epidemic proportions that requires urgent action.

via Addressing the Epidemic of Violence Against Women – Solomon Times Online.

Man accused of pouring gas on wife, threatening to light her on fire


On Sunday afternoon, 60-year-old Robert Puas, wearing an orange jump suit, shuffled into place before the judge at the Superior Court of Guam. When asked, he acknowledged that he had read the charges against him.

Judge Alberto Lamorena, based on those charges, set a $25,000 cash bail.

Robert Puas is accused of pouring gasoline on his wife and threatening to set her on fire.

via Man accused of pouring gas on wife, threatening to light her on fire | Pacific Daily News | guampdn.com.