Children have their rights to be protected: Tukutukulevu

Ela Tukutukulevu stresses a point during the World Human Rights Day celebrations at Vunidawa yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

ADULTS of today who children trust are the very ones who betray them, says Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Ministry assistant director for Child Services Ema Tukutukulevu.

Speaking at the 2019 Human Rights Day community awareness session in Vunidawa, Naitasiri, yesterday, Ms Tuktukulevu said children have their rights to be protected.

“Today we the adults who children trust we are the ones betraying their trust,” she said.

Ms Tukutukulevu also highlighted that children have their rights to identity. he said when a child was born it was the responsibility of their parents to register their child.

“Children have their right. The have the right to their identity and when a child is born it is the role of the parents to register their children on their birth certificate.

“When a child goes to school he or she will need to have a birth certificate and it is sad to see children who do not even have a birth certificate.

“It is not our responsibility to register them, it is your responsibility as parents”.

Ms Tukutukulevu reiterated the need for children to be protected.

“You should make sure your children are protected from the social activities.”

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