Pacific women gather in Fiji to boost representation in politics

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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 a workshop in Fiji last week, which was organised by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development and the Fiji Women's Rights Movement

The group has elected Papua New Guinea's Minister for Community Development, Loujaya Kouza, to chair a Pacific women's caucus.

 

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