Fight to get Fijian women in politics

Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post

December 14, 2022

Fight to get Fijian women in politics


Lynda Tabuya says she wants to use her popularity to promote more women to enter Fijian politics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)

Fijian women remain severely under-represented in politics.

Only one in six of the more than 340 candidates putting their hand up for this month's election are women, a significant drop in the proportion of women since the previous poll in 2018.

Lynda Tabuya wants that to change.

The deputy leader of People's Alliance is pushing to use her own platform and popularity to get women to put their hand up for a tilt at public office.

But most are starting well behind the eight ball.

Click here to read the full article published by The Singleton Argus on 11 December 2022.

Australian Associated Press
The Singleton Argus
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