Human Trafficking in Fiji

Police in Fiji broke up a human trafficking ring in February 2014 where girls were being sold by their relatives to older men for sex.

According to investigators with the Human Trafficking Unit in Fiji, girls between the age of 12 to 17 years old were being  sold for $42 to $80 (80 to 150 Fijian Dollars) by their relatives. The girls previously dropped out of school and had run away from their homes. They were living with their relatives, who were then arraigning clients to visit them. The relatives were providing food and shelter, yet were keeping all of the funds generated by the sale of the girls.

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Source:¬† Nasik Swami, “Sex racket,” Fiji Times Online, February 19, 2014.