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Sex Trafficking of children in Fiji

Key facts

International Labour Organization (2010). Child Labour in Fiji: A survey of working children in commercial sexual exploitation, in informal and squatter settlements and in schools.

Child labour, particularly in its worst forms of prostitution and pornography, are increasing in Fiji.

Some respondents who were involved in sex work were as young as 10-years-old. This isn’t common as the majority of respondents begin at the ages of 15-16.


Key issues:

Financial issues (both for health care access and nutritional food)
Lack of awareness of formal health care / traditional beliefs
Girls and children with disabilities discriminated against
Cash crops
Not knowing how to prepare nutritional and balanced meals