In a report to the UN CEDAW Committee, the HRCM said that meetings held with police during monitoring visits in the atolls revealed some police officers’ believe violence against women is caused by women failing to fulfill their duty as submissive wives.
After reviewing the relevant legal framework, Maldivian Democracy Network’s ‘Review of the legal framework of Maldives Police Service’ found “worrying signs of an erosion of the democratic policing framework enshrined in the Constitution”.
‘We haven’t given up on you yet’, ‘You are missed’, ‘Hoping for your safe return’ were just some of the messages posted on a mural outside the Hulhumalé ferry terminal yesterday.
Housing minister Dr Mohamed Muizzu declared that all 298 housing units in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll and Thaa Atoll had been completed after the government assumed control of the repeatedly delayed projects.
O’Callaghan told Maldivian police officers that the growth of democracy meant the need for greater accountability and openness within the police force.
The HPA and SHE have called for the integration of sexual reproductive health services and HIV prevention efforts to reduce the risk of HIV spread among key affected populations.
The new bill makes the annual payment compulsory and imposes a jail term of five years or a fine of MVR500,000 for non-compliance. The draft legislation will allow the Islamic Ministry to collect MVR500 million annually, minister Shaheem said.
In a message of sympathy, Yameen has said the massacre demonstrates “yet again the profound need to counter radicalism, and to promote tolerance and moderation, which are the true values of Islam.”
Despite welcoming the education ministry’s decision to increase teacher pay, the Teacher’s Association of Maldives has said the organisation needs to analyse changes to the salary structure to see if demands had been “satisfactorily met”.