ANY new government should address the large number of sexual offences committed against children by adults.
Apart from the judicial system, any person charged with such offences should not be pardoned by a village chief through the traditional apology ceremony.
In his submission to the Constitution Commission at the Civic Centre Building in Labasa, Kids Link Fiji (KLF) speaker Simione Tuvuki said many children had been left scarred by sexual activities and that traditional practices should not accept such unlawful behaviour.
"Each police station in Fiji must have a specialised sexual offence unit with highly trained sexual offence officers to investigate allegations. These experts should carry out investigations rather than non-trained officers," he said.
"Commercial sexual exploitation of children, prostitution, pornography, sex tourism and the use of the internet to lure children must be stopped."
Mr Tuvuki said the government should criminalise the buying of sexual acts of minors.
"Children are not commodities to be used for financial benefits and sexual gratification — according to Article 34 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), you have the right to be protected from sexual abuse," he said.
Mr Tuvuki said KFL members believed in equality and that every Fijian citizen should be referred to as Fijians.