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A Call For Parents

Parents are again reminded to be vigilant in their parenting roles. The reminder came from the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation as Government continues to invest in the
21 Nov 2015 10:01
A Call For Parents

Parents are again reminded to be vigilant in their parenting roles.

The reminder came from the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation as Government continues to invest in the future of Fijian children.

This is through the development of education, health and welfare.

Yesterday the ministry called on parents to realise the importance of their parental roles.

This message was highlighted by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Josefa Koroivueta, while  opening the PCAN (Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) Awareness Programme at Ratu Sukuna Park in Suva, yesterday.

The event began with a march procession from the Suva Flea Market to the park by students of Suva Methodist Primary School, Dudley High, Dudley Intermediate, Holy Trinity, Marist Brothers High School, John Wesley College, Cathedral and Suva Grammar School.

They also met the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar.

The programme’s theme was: ‘It’s your turn to make a difference: stop child sexual abuse.’

Dr Koroivueta said raising awareness on child protection was a key strategy to curb violence against children.

Meanwhile, UNICEF’s deputy representative in the Pacific, Isabelle Austin, has commended the Fijian Government for its concerted effort to promote safer communities for children and women.

Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

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