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Gone are the days when the campaign against child abuse had the slogan 'Don’t Talk To Strangers' - Vuniwaqa

Gone are the days when the campaign against child abuse had the slogan 'Don’t Talk To Strangers' - Vuniwaqa

By Iva Danford
Wednesday 08/07/2020
Minister for Women Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa

Gone are the days when the campaign against child abuse had the slogan 'Don’t Talk To Strangers'.

This has been highlighted by the Minister for Women Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa while handing over library books and a sewing machine to the teachers and students of Seventh Day Adventist Primary School in Suvavou.

Vuniwaqa says looking at the circumstances surrounding child abuse in our country now, it is more likely that it is somebody that the child knows as the perpetrator rather than a stranger.

She says it is more likely that the abuse is happening in the home rather than outside of the home or in a place of trust like churches and schools.

Vuniwaqa says educational and religious organizations should assist government in alleviating abuse that children and women are facing on a daily basis.

She says she is encouraged to see that the SDA Church has a program that addresses this issue.

The Minister also highlighted to the students that living in this age with government policies in place, they are better advantaged.

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