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NGO backs probe on violence against children

‘There is zero tolerance on corporal punishment in schools therefore, teachers must act as role models in accordance with the Ministry of Education’s child policies’ Save the Children Fiji welcomes
19 Feb 2017 11:00
NGO backs probe on  violence against children

‘There is zero tolerance on corporal punishment in schools therefore, teachers must act as role models in accordance with the Ministry of Education’s child policies’

Save the Children Fiji welcomes and supports the Ministry of Education’s stance in investigating the recent cases of violence against children in the media.

Chief executive officer Iris Low-Mckenzie said no type of violence against children was justifiable.

This comes after a reporting of one particular incident by a student and the courage he had to raise it with the Fiji Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Education, and Save the Children Fiji.

The action also taken by law enforcement agencies such as the Fiji Police Force and Judiciary has been welcomed.

The organisation confirms its complete rejection of all forms of violence exerted against children.

“There is zero tolerance on corporal punishment in schools therefore, teachers must act as role models in accordance with the Ministry of Education’s child policies,” said Ms Mckenzie.

Ms Mckenzie would like to encourage children in the country to make use of the support services available in the country such as the National Child Helpline to get assistance and report child protection incidents.

Save the Children Fiji continues to strengthen its effort towards ending violence against children in the country at the community and national level.

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