Sunday, February 24, 2013

FIJI - Considers setting up a sex offenders registry, saying historically sex offender registers have never worked before

Original Article

02/25/2013

Fiji is the latest Pacific nation to consider setting up a register of sex offenders.

The country's Minister for Women, Dr Jiko Luveni, says a register would address the 'root cause' of sex related crime against girls and women.
- What about men and boys?

The minister says the register would be able to identify offenders, track and educate them and provide important information to the police.

Shamima Ali, the chief executive of the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre, says historically sex offender registers have never worked before.

She told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat she is not totally opposed to such a move, but more discussion around the issue is needed from a human rights perspective.

"I still believe in Fiji there needs to be a lot more discussion and consultation which we seem to be lacking nowadays," Ms Ali said.

"And rather than just talking about bandaid solutions - a quick way to address the situation...looking at where has it worked, if it has worked anywhere. And in from my knowledge, it hasn't worked."


3 comments :

SOIssues said...

What the lady says in the audio file is excellent. The USA could learn something from her.

Loneranger said...

The US is to busy passing laws that do nothing but take revenge to listen to reason. When we can punish over and over it never gets old. A little expensive maybe but who cares as long as we can punish. Just because the rest of the world uses us for the way not to do this. Who cares. Just because we go out of our way to violate human rights. Who cares what the rest of the world thinks. This never gets old and what fun we have tormenting them. Who cares? Looks like no one to me. Unless they come for you and then maybe it will mater. but until then we are in such denial and it's so much fun. We can be superior to someone finally. We can play vigilante and there are so many on this list that it's like Christmas. What benefits this has. Don't like your work mate? Check the registry maybe you will get lucky and find his name then just spread the word. Don't like the kids next door? Check the registry maybe DAD is on it. Make enough noise about it the entire family will move. hey this list is handy. Makes the US look like a bunch of idiots but who cares.We have a system that has never worked never will and we just keep adding to it and expanding it to the amazement of the entire world. Well one good thing that comes out of this is other countries can take a look at the dismal failure this program is and then just avoid the idea all together. You know for the most powerful country in the world we still think like we are in the stone age when the word sex enters the conversation. Well the world is watching and what a show we are putting on. Way to go.

g4change said...

"- What about men and boys?"

Problem is: misandrists like this hack don't care about men and boys.