The Solomon Islands' Council of Women says a recent report from Amnesty International ought to shock the government into action.
Nearly 200 rapes were reported in Solomon Islands in the first six months of this year, and Amnesty says the Solomons should consider creating a Police Sexual Assault Unit similar to those in Fiji and Vanuatu.
Amnesty says the Solomon Islands government should publicly condemn violence in all its forms against women and girls, and ensure that traditional, historical, religious or cultural attitudes are not invoked as a justification.
The general secretary of the Solomons' Council of Women, Ella Kauhue, backs this recommendation.
"I think it has opened a door for the Solomon Island government, NGOs, the churches, and yes, the National Council of Women, to speak out against such abuse and violence women of this country is experiencing and has been experiencing, in a more effective way."
The general secretary of the Solomons' Council of Women, Ella Kauhue.