23 Mar 2016

Anti-violence march takes place in Vanuatu capital

11:25 am on 23 March 2016

Women in Vanuatu are staging a march in Port Vila to call for an end to violence against women in the country.

This comes after a woman was abducted, assaulted and verbally abused for expressing her views in a public forum on Facebook.

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Photo: Supplied / Lora Lini

The protest coincides with the first sitting of the country's new parliament this year.

Lora Lini who is taking part in the protest said they hope the march sends a strong message.

"We hope that this march is going to put the message through to all those that are affected and especially to those that are suffering from this violence and we hope that this message is sent home through this march, thank you."

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Photo: Supplied / Lora Lini

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