Fiji: Call for equal representation in parliament

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Fiji: Call for equal representation in parliament

THE women of Vitogo Village and surrounding settlements have called on the Constitution Commission to ensure there is equal representation of women and men in a new parliament.

Making submissions on behalf of the women of Vitogo yesterday, Adi Paulini Delai suggested that 50 per cent of the parliamentarians be women.

Adi Paulini said there needed to be a law that also allow women to be represented at all provincial and district councils and government departments.

She said this would be in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Ms Delai said the rights of minority groups must also be addressed by the commission.


Read more at Fiji Times, published 29 August 2012.