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Fiji-Indonesia government meeting on women to take place here

A meeting between officials from the Ministry of Women of Fiji and Indonesia will take place in Fiji this year, after cabinet approval was given earlier this week.  The 2nd Joint Technical Working Group (JTWG) meeting is to progress the implementation of a  Memorandum of Understanding between the Fiji Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation and Indonesia’s Ministry […]

Staff Writers

January 21, 2016 10:47 am

A meeting between officials from the Ministry of Women of Fiji and Indonesia will take place in Fiji this year, after cabinet approval was given earlier this week. 

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Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Hon Rosy Akbar.Photo: www.youtube.com

The 2nd Joint Technical Working Group (JTWG) meeting is to progress the implementation of a  Memorandum of Understanding between the Fiji Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation and Indonesia’s Ministry for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection.

The MOU, signed in 2013 include areas such as capacity  strengthening, exchange of information, knowledge and skills knowledge, vocational training, exchange visits and other methods to advance the work of Women Empowerment, Gender Equality and Child Welfare and Protection.

Cabinet approval came following a submission made by the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Hon Rosy Akbar.

Minister Akbar explained that the JTWG comprising senior officials at her Ministry and their Indonesian counterparts had been established to oversee the implementation of the MOU. The 1st meeting of the JTWG was held in Indonesia last year.

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