Rape is a serious crime in the Solomon Islands, and the country has laws in place to prevent and punish sexual violence. Despite this, there are still unacceptably high incidences of rape cases being reported to police.

Like many other countries, the Solomon Islands faces challenges in addressing and preventing rape cases.

The Solomon Islands Penal Code criminalizes rape and defines it as non-consensual sexual intercourse with a person without their consent or with a person who is incapable of giving consent.

The maximum penalty for rape is life imprisonment. In addition, the Family Protection Act was passed in 2014, which provides legal protection and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Despite these legal provisions, there are still significant challenges in addressing rape in the Solomon Islands. These include a lack of resources and training for law enforcement officials and healthcare professionals, as well as cultural attitudes towards gender and sexual violence that may discourage victims from reporting incidents of rape.

To address these challenges, the Solomon Islands government and civil society organizations are working to improve the country's response to rape cases. This includes increasing public awareness about sexual violence and encouraging victims to report incidents of rape, as well as improving training and resources for law enforcement and healthcare professionals.

Non-governmental organizations are also working to prevent rape and sexual violence in the Solomon Islands. For example, the Family Support Centre provides counselling, legal support, and medical services for survivors of sexual violence. Other organizations work to raise awareness about sexual violence and promote gender equality.

Preventing rape and sexual violence requires a multi-faceted approach that involves addressing cultural attitudes, improving legal protections, and providing support and resources for victims. The Solomon Islands is making progress in this area, but more work needs to be done to ensure that everyone in the country is safe from sexual violence.