6 May 2013

Fiji's Ministry of Social Welfare to help tackle child abuse and improve family protection

5:56 am on 6 May 2013

The Ministry of Social welfare, women and poverty alleviation in Fiji says a new child protection agreement cements the government's commitment to addressing child abuse.

The Ministry, UNICEF and police have recently signed The Child Protection Work Plan which seeks to address problems of abuse, violence and sexual exploitation of children in the country.

The Permanent Secretary for Social Welfare, Dr Josefa Koroivueta says the government is already implementing a child welfare decree but the Work Plan is a written promise.

"The commitment has already been done in the form of decrees, and that has been happening in the past. Now this signing of the annual work plan was bascially to provide added support to ensure that the implementation of this child protection system, child related issues are done in a better way."