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Training for child protection long overdue

The Ministry of Health-organised Child Protection Training is long overdue. The Permanent Secretary for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Josefa Koroivueta, in his opening address said, “We must
19 Jun 2014 09:48

The Ministry of Health-organised Child Protection Training is long overdue.
The Permanent Secretary for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Josefa Koroivueta, in his opening address said, “We must be agents to impact positive changes for our children.”
Let us look at the hard-hitting statement made by the Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama while opening the Tavuki Womens Resoucre Centre in Tavuki, Kadavu. “I want every Fijian man to think long and hard about this and remember one thing above all else. Real men do not rape women or sexually abuse children.”
It’s a real shame that we cannot protect our children. The protection of our children begins with family life at home. This is the institution so well placed to be the pillar to address child protection. What shapes it is subject to the environment that the parents acquired in totality. The Constitution clearly articulates the rights of children and the Child Protection Guideline clearly indicates that there are strides of progress for the welfare of children.
Maika Bolatiki
Feedback: maikab@fijisun.com.fj



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