Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 7:41 PM on Monday 1 September

/ Front page / News

Call to combat child exploitation

Atasa Moceituba
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

THE advanced technological age paves dangers as child exploitation becomes more apparent.

Those were the words of Dr Jiko Luveni during the official opening of Homes of Hope Summit for Combating Sexual Exploitation of Children.

"Sexual violence against children is a global problem and in recent years there has been increasing concern throughout the Pacific countries regarding the occurrences of such incidence in our very own backyard," she said.

According to a recent publication made by United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) children were sexually abused by family members and neighbours.

"Perpetrators of the abuse and exploitation are overwhelmingly males and typically men with resources or other power in the community," said Dr Luveni.

She said sexual violence against children was recognised internationally as the most severe violation of their human rights, child abuse and exploitation.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Going Golan
  2. Tough but right
  3. Military not taking sides
  4. Rewa victory
  5. 'Kavaholics' told to drink in moderation
  6. Accident in Nadi claims man's life
  7. Police complete Soko death probe
  8. Breakdown concerns
  9. Roosters move to second
  10. Back to school

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  2. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  3. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  4. Unhappy Fijians Tuesday (26 Aug)
  5. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  6. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  7. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)
  8. Dad tells of heartache as son is buried Wednesday (27 Aug)
  9. Rebels take our soldiers Saturday (30 Aug)
  10. Going Golan Monday (01 Sep)