Fiji Time: 6:02 PM on Sunday 17 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Forced sex

Margaret Wise
Saturday, October 07, 2017

CHILDREN as young as 14 years are being used as commercial sex workers so the public needs to be more vigilant and report cases to stop the exploitation of our young girls and boys, says Homes of Hope founder Lynnie Roche.

Speaking at the Pacific Alliance 8.7 at the Novotel Nadi this week, she said a concerted effort was needed by Government, social partners and civil service organisations to eradicate the sexual use and abuse of children.

"We have been around for 20 years and have worked with more than 500 women and their children," she said.

"And all these women have been victims of 'forced sex' — this is a term that our girls came up with.

"Rather than using the term commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) or trafficking, they use the term 'forced sex' because in Fiji the culture is if a girl is raped or exploited, it's her fault.

"And so when the girls came up with the term 'forced sex' what that translates to is that it was forced upon them.

"So forced sex is rape, incest, trafficking and CSEC."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62560.6066
JPY 55.611352.6113
GBP 0.36370.3557
EUR 0.41590.4039
NZD 0.70740.6744
AUD 0.64210.6171
USD 0.49240.4754



Exchange Rate updated on 15th, December, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Youngster pens letter to Donald Trump
  2. Locked out
  3. Caught by surprise
  4. Raj stands firm
  5. Rising sea level forces families to move
  6. Airline tries to minimise disruptions
  7. Probe into inmate's escape
  8. New eatery for pizza lovers
  9. Town celebrates 40th anniversary
  10. Subsidy for bus cards

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'Daylight robbery' Wednesday (13 Dec)
  2. Ravai tells all Saturday (16 Dec)
  3. Joy turns into sorrow Friday (15 Dec)
  4. Shattered Tuesday (12 Dec)
  5. Cheika rates Fiji Wednesday (13 Dec)
  6. SOCIAL MEDIA Alleged racist comments inquiry Monday (11 Dec)
  7. Kalouniwai: Fiji soldiers not affected Wednesday (13 Dec)
  8. Tabuya denial Tuesday (12 Dec)
  9. 'Happy' with results Thursday (14 Dec)
  10. Death of baby Saturday (16 Dec)