28 Dec 2010

Project launched in Fiji to end child sex trade

9:15 am on 28 December 2010

A project is to be launched in the New Year to eradicate the child sex trade in Fiji .

The Chief executive officer for Save the Children Fiji, Chandra Shekhar, says the drive will be a partnership between his organisation and the International Labour Organisation.

Mr Shekhar said first phase would be to remove children involved in child sex trade, as they have already identified the areas and the numbers.

He says the second phase will be to reach out to at least 12 schools.

Mr Shekhar told the Fiji Sun the biggest push and pull factors of child sex trade were peer pressure.