INCREASED education and awareness of human rights have led many villagers to ignore the call of the vanua when it comes to village development and work.
Presenting his submission to the Constitution Commission team at Namarai Village in Ra, Orisi Galivia said on behalf of Saioko villagers there was a need to review the context of human rights.
"When a call is made for the villagers to do community work, only a few turn out while the rest focus on their own household chores," said Mr Galivia.
"At times I have been told by some villagers that every individual has his or her own right and this affects our work," he said.
"The freedom of rights which is given to people has been exercised, women are taking advantage of their husbands and also children can do anything they want because they know there is a law that will protect them."
Reverend Lote Raradali of the Namarai Methodist Circuit echoed similar sentiments on women and children's rights to be reconsidered.
"It's against biblical teachings and against the iTaukei culture for women to overrule their husbands and likewise for children to go against their parents," he said.
Mr Raradali also submitted the country be declared a Christian State and abortion be abolished. He also submitted government not approve any new religions to be established.
"Sunday should be a day of worship and should be respected by all citizens. There should be no sports played on Sunday and shops must be closed," he added.