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UNICEF Pacific Conducts First Regional Child Protection Workshop in Suva, Fiji
Government and community leaders from four Pacific countries met for the first time in September to discuss child protection issues and explore strategies for addresses child protection challenges in their respective countries.

UNICEF Pacific Child Protection Programme in partnership with the Samoan Government Hosts Judges for Youth and Children’s Courts.
UNICEF in partnership with the Government of Samoa hosted the South Pacific Council for Youth and Children’s Courts (SPCYCC) in Apia, Samoa, from the 7th to the 11th July 2008.

Judges and Magistrates to look at Alternative Child Friendly Processes.
Child friendly court systems and diversion programmes could become a common practice in the Pacific as Judges and Magistrates learn to develop youth and child based approaches of responding to child offenders.

How do you deal appropriately with a child or youth who has broken the law? Years ago, as a magistrate in the Fiji judiciary, Salote Kaimacuata found herself pondering this very question.

The Experiences of a Community Welfare Volunteer in Disaster Stricken Solomon Islands
The idea of having volunteers in the Solomon Islands Division of Social Welfare had been in the pipeline for sometime. However, it was never implemented due to constraints faced by the Division.

Rebuilding Lives in Solomon Islands
Playing the guitar and singing in the evening is something that most young people in the Solomon Islands love doing. There is laughter and an exchange of what took place during the day, of what was heard and who was seen.

Christina nurse sassamunga
Christina awaits clients by playing cards in the newly reopened Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association Youth Friendly Voluntary Confidential Counseling and Testing and Sexual Health Service in Taro, the Provincial Centre of Choiseul Province.

Child Protection a Priority for all Levels of Society, says UNICEF Pacific Representative
“Children will never be free from violence, abuse and exploitation until all levels of society – from the family to the international community – work together.



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