Selected reports of human rights violations in the Solomon Islands communities were made public at a launch yesterday in Honiara.

The reports were presented by local researchers of the 'Empowering disadvantaged groups through human rights and equality' project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community's Solomon Islands Country Office.

As part of the project, local researchers covered all the Provinces upon which they were able to raise awareness on human rights and equality at the grassroots level.

They also conducted focus group discussions at the village level, interviewing individual victims of human rights violations in Solomon Islands.

As such, the report has highlighted a high range of shocking violations including physical abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence against women, youth and children.