Mabrouq speaks up against sexual abuse

Newly appointed Spokesperson of the Presidents Office, Mohamed Mabrook Azeez | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Spokesperson of the President’s Office Mabrouq Azeez has stressed the importance of a system that ensures that perforators of sexual abuse do not slip through the cracks.

Mabrouq retweeted a tweet from Gender Minister Aishath Mohamed Didi saying that women in Maldives deserves a system that ensures that perforators of gender based violence do not slip through the tracks.

He also added that the relevant authorities must take the responsibility in changing a culture that continues to fail victims of sexual abuse – as the culprits are left unpunished. He stressed that this is not okay and that we have to do better.

Gender Minister Aishath Mohamed Didi said in her tweet that the main pillar to establish justice for victims of sexual abuse is being impartial and taking firm action in convicting the guilty.

This comes following major public criticism sparked after alleged sexual predator and sacked former Tourism Minister of Maldives Ali Waheed was allowed to leave the country, after the Criminal Court ordered to released his passport when requested, citing medical urgency abroad.

Ali Waheed took no time in fleeing the country, with no assurance that he will return back to the country except for a guarantor that he submitted, which is also the State Minister of the Ministry of Youth Sports and Community Empowerment Asadh Ali.