The Village ByLaws

Shamima Ali, Director of the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) has labelled the grog ban imposed on some women in Cakaudrove as discriminatory. She says Bylaws that impose this ban are discriminatory. The problem is that these Bylaws have no legal basis. Bainimarama has gone to village after village promising that they can have their bylaws, but Khaiyum has refused to make them legal. The sun has set on them as far as he’s concerned. What a mess.

Fiji Times July 25, 2013 Ali: Grog ban discriminatory
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=240711

Fiji Times February 12, 2013 iTaukei Affairs: Village bylaws not legally binding
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=224974

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