Gore supports women’s call for Tougher Laws

A female MP fears more violence against women at a time of economic boom in Papua New Guinea

Sohe MP Delilah Gore saidthe good time may not necessarily be safe for women and called for tougher laws.

The recent spate of violence against women inthe country has one female MP asking why only women are subjected to this cruelty than men.

Delilah Gore saysthe plight of women have gone unheard for too long. She says its timethe cycle is broken by legislating tougher laws.

Violence against women’s he says is a global human rights issue and must be addressed.

“Withthe country’s economic boom women could be subjected to more abuse by men. Moral values are no longer present in our society to protect women”.

Meanwhilethe Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has instructedthe Chief Secretary Manasupe Zurenuoc to look into existing laws ofthe country.

Mr. O’Neill says parliament will deliberated on introducing new laws duringthe next parliament seating to punish those responsible.

The opposition also joined calls for the death penalty for murders and rapists.

Mickey Kavera, National EMTV News

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