An alleged murder in the Marshall Islands has prompted women's groups to lobby the country's president to take action on rampant spousal abuse.
Police are holding a man without bail after he was charged with murder for allegedly stabbing his wife multiple times following a domestic argument last week.
The victim, a teacher at the College of the Marshall Islands, had just received her master's degree.
Educator Dr Hilda Heine says Marshall Islands President Jurelang Zedkaia should establish a task force to find solutions to domestic violence.
Majuro averaged two murders annually over the past 12 years, but a study by the group, Women United Together Marshall Islands, reports more than fifty percent of women say they have been physically or verbally abused by male family members.