BAULEVU High School wants the new constitution to have constitutional arrangements that will ensure stricter laws to protect rural young women.
Making a submission on behalf of the Baulevu High School Council to the Constitution Commission on Thursday, head girl Ashika Prasad and head boy Vivek Chand said laws needed to be strengthened to provide better protection for women.
"Protection for rural girls from criminal activities. They are not safe even inside homes," they said.
They stressed that security was an issue and the State must play a crucial role in ensuring women feel safe in their own neighbourhoods.
National unity was another issue mentioned by the student council to promote religious tolerance in classrooms.
Religious tolerance and respect, the council said, was the way forward for Fiji as this would build national unity.
The students also spoke on utility services, saying the new constitution should have provisions which ensured full implementation of government plans and schemes.
The student councillors said electricity should also reach families living across the river in Baulevu.
They also said the redistribution of wealth and job opportunities in rural areas would help keep youths in the villages and this would contain the problem of rural to urban drift.