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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Scrutinising Legislation from a Gender Perspective: A Practical Toolkit
Gender is a critical dimension of parliamentary scrutiny. Considering laws, policies, programmes and budgets from a gender perspective ensures that they are fair to both men and women. This leads to better decision-making for everyone. This UNDP practical guide is for Members of the Fiji Parliament...
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Rural women meet with the Speaker of Fijian Parliament, Dr. Jiko Luveni
Women in the interior of Naitasiri are proud to see a woman head the Fijian Parliament. According to a statement released by the Fijian Parliament Office, women from of Lutu Village in Naitasiri who met with the Speaker of the House, Dr. Jiko Luveni said they saw her as 'one of our own'. "Women are...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Special report: A Pacific milestone – the Fijiana 8s demonstrate women power
Last month’s Fiji general election was historic because it brought about the first Parliament that has gathered in Fiji in eight years. But also because it set a new record for women representation, reports Asia-Pacific Journalism. Pacific Scoop: Special Report – By Lucas Dahlström and Mads...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 national review, Fiji
Since 1960, a section has existed in Government to look after the interests of women. In 1987, the Government established the Department for Women and Culture as the first national machinery for gender in Fiji. Following commitments to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 1995, that...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Women in politics (Fiji)
The Fiji Women's Rights Movement acknowledged women candidates, young women voters, the elderly and those living with disability who were part of the election on Wednesday. The organisation congratulated all the candidates on their individual success particularly the 44 women candidates contesting...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Australia's women's envoy tours Pacific to boost political participation
Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls says Australia can help Pacific nations improve poor levels of female leadership. Natasha Stott-Despoja is the head of an Australian delegation to Tonga to meet about 30 women in politics from around the region. Female representation in Pacific parliaments...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Drive for more women in upcoming elections, Fiji
This was discussed at the Fiji Women’s Forum Candidate Strengthening Workshop in the Holiday Inn in Suva, today. Representatives from Political parties met to discuss and support the women candidates that have been announced or with the intention of running through the political party. FemLink...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Fiji NGO women leaders discuss about gender injustice, NCDs and political upheaval
NGO Women leaders attended a two day forum in Suva on 22-23 April, to discuss the role of women in relation to ‘Rethinking Development, Reshaping the Pacific We Want – Beyond 2015′. The discussions centred on how to progress the re-thinking agenda and influence the Post 2015 development goals after...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women in politics, Fiji
WOMEN will continue to be an integral part of the society, says Fiji Labour Party. Party assistant general secretary Kini Marawai says FLP, since its inception almost 29 years ago, always advocated and championed the rights of women. "The party strongly believes in giving women equal opportunities...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Pacific countries still low for gender equality in politics
More work needs to be done post-elections in the Pacific to ensure Pacific countries do not remain at the bottom globally for gender equality in politics.   The Fiji Women's Forum says more work needs to be done in the Pacific to boost the participation of women in politics and ensure long-term...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Pacific women gather in Fiji to boost representation in politics
A group of Pacific women politicians and leaders have met in Fiji to find ways to boost the number of Pacific women in elected positions. The Pacific has the lowest number of women in government in the world at just 4-point-7 percent. Twenty women from seven Pacific Islands states came together for...
Friday, January 17, 2014
Call for Applications: Women In Politics Capacity Building Training, Fiji
Applications for a Women In Politics Capacity Building Training are now invited by femLINKPACIFIC, the National Council of Women (NCW), Soqosoqovakamarama (SSVM) and the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) Co-conveners of the Fiji Women's Forum Terms of Reference for Participants The convening...
Friday, November 29, 2013
Women in politics, Fiji
PARLIAMENT needs to reflect the society it represents, says Fiji Women's Rights Movement's executive director Virisila Buadromo. Explaining why it was important to support temporary special measures for women in Parliament, she said: "It is not about giving women special privileges but it is about...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Fiji women still hope for constitutional support
Advocates for women in Fiji say they are still hoping for special measures mandating women’s representation in parliament. Fiji’s new constitution does not contain temporary special measures for women, a mechanism some countries use to speed up progress towards gender equality. But a spokesperson...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Female Fiji candidate subjected to online harassment over involvement in politics
A young Fijian woman who intends to stand in the Fiji elections says she has received threats, including threats of rape, on social media. Roshika Deo is standing as an independent candidate in next year's promised elections. Ms Deo who has been using the internet as a campaigning tool, has told ...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Fiji’s National Council of Women wants more women in politics
The National Council of Women in Fiji is embarking on a project that aims to increase the representation of women in politics in the lead-up to the elections promised for next year. Its general secretary, Fay Volatabu, says it will work with the United Nations Democracy Fund to raise public...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Gender and the Constituent Assembly: Promoting Women's Political Participation in Fiji
Women make up around 50% of the Fiji population but they continue to be underrepresented in national decision-making and are denied equal participation in such processes.An y democratisation process that does not enable equal, fair and substantive participation of women, and does not take into...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Female encouraged for PM, Fiji
WITH more countries around the world voting in female prime ministers, Fiji's women are also being encouraged to add a female face to the words "Prime Minister". Such a change will obviously be accompanied by numerous challenges, explained Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni, who said women were...