‘Seek help for abuse’

Guests at the candlelight vigil at the Labasa Women’s Crisis Centre on Thursday night. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

A Vanua Levu woman who lost her twin sister after she was allegedly assaulted by her husband is pleading with women to seek help if they are being abused and battered.

Anisi Dalitabua said she was still unable to come to terms with the loss of her twin sister Anaseini Vereivalu who was allegedly assaulted by her husband in Malau, Labasa last month.

She told participants during a candlelight vigil last Thursday night that her late sister had experienced a lot of difficult times with her husband.

Speaking at the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Labasa branch, she said losing her sister was like losing half of her life.

“We were twins, we did everything together, we grew up together and even married into the same family but her loss has affected me a lot,” Ms Dalitabua said.

“I wouldn’t want any woman to go through what she went through.

“Her children now have no mother and it saddens us because she didn’t deserve to die that way.”

Ms Dalitabua said she wished she had known about the help available at the FWCC.

“If I had known, I would have taken my sister to them to be assisted and get her away from the violence she faced. No woman deserves such manner from their husband and I pray that God comforts children who have lost their mothers. “

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