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Translation of child laws in vernacular languages

Fiji, an archipelago of over 332 islands in the South Pacific has several dialects spoken by the native people though it has only 3 official languages in English, Bau Fijian, and Fiji Hindi. In order to make their child protection laws widely understood, the Cakaudrove Provincial Council has decided to translate the laws into several vernacular languages. A document on the same produced by the i-Taukei Affairs Ministry and United Nations Children Fund was recently approved by the Fijian cabinet which met in the capital Suva last week.

Copies of the translated documents would be distributed among the village heads in order to raise awareness of their existence and use. This would go a long way in curbing the increasing incidence of violence against women and children in Fiji. For more information please visit

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