Law students visit local ministry

The law students from Western University of Sydney in Australia had an information session at the ministry during their visit. Picture: MINISTRY OF WOMEN, CHILDREN AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

Law students from the Western University of Sydney, Australia visited the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Protection’s Corporate Service Division in Suva.

The students according to the Ministry were on their study group’s tour in Fiji.

The Ministry highlighted that it was approached to brief the law students on the various assistance programs implemented, focusing on improving the wellbeing of a child while also ensuring the rights of children were protected.

Ministry of Women, Children and Social Protection permanent secretary, Eseta Nadakuitavuki shared with the students that the Ministry’s role covered a wide spectrum of beneficiaries which extended from pre-birth to death.

The Ministry in a statement said that Ms Nadakuitavuki briefed the students on the various laws, international agreements and conventions ratified by the Fiji Government related to the clients served by the Ministry.

Director corporate services division, Ms. Emi Bainimarama, provided responses to the questions posed by the students during the question and answers session and wished the students well on their remaining site visits whilst in the country.

The 23 students led by their lecturer Meda Couzens, were in the country for a two week study tour, exploring the Pacific perspective on children’s rights.

Their study tour according to the Ministry was facilitated by Think Pacific.

It included an academic session at the University of the South Pacific, a village immersion tour, site visits to relevant Government and non-government organisations.

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