Women

Women’s campaign looks for holistic approach

A task force spearheaded by the Ministry of Women seeks to increase awareness on continued violence against women in Fiji. The programs will be coordinated during the 16 Days of Activism from November 25 to December 10, 2015. At a meeting last week the task force re-examined at the way to advance the rights and […]

Calvin Prasad

September 14, 2015 1:19 pm

A task force spearheaded by the Ministry of Women seeks to increase awareness on continued violence against women in Fiji.

The programs will be coordinated during the 16 Days of Activism from November 25 to December 10, 2015.

At a meeting last week the task force re-examined at the way to advance the rights and interests of women and children in Fiji.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar stated that the first item on the meeting’s agenda was the review of the ‘Zero Tolerance Violence Free Community Program.’:

The ministry will also sign a new memorandum of agreement with the Fiji police. I am pleased to say that we are expected to sign the agreement by November this year, which would further strengthen the partnership between Ministry of Women and Fiji police. The third strategy the taskforce is adamant to pursue with urgency is the development and implementation of the National Service Protocol.

The objective of the forum would be to provide members of Parliament with an overview of the current situation of gender inequality including the economic, social, health and structural inequality experienced by women in Fiji.

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