Fiji's national forum on women in politics

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Fiji's national forum on women in politics


Chief guest, panellists and participants of the forum. IDEA

International IDEA, together with our funding partners and civil society organizations (CSOs), have been convening an annual National Forum on Women in Politics (NFWP) in Fiji since 2018. In advance of Fiji’s 2022 General Elections, the 2021 NFWP focused on addressing the obstacles that women candidates face during elections and in politics more generally. After the Forum, some panellists and participants took part in a video expressing their “Hope for Women in the next General Elections in Fiji”.

The main theme of the Forum was: what obstacles do women politicians must overcome to be successful in elections? The Forum intended to address the need to attract more women into politics, to inform the public about issues related to women’s rights and to facilitate openings for women political advocates. The Forum featured speakers with diverse professional and personal experience and knowledge, who offered insights on the challenges facing women in politics in Fiji and around the region. It was built on Webinar #6 of the Democratic Development in Melanesia webinar series on the “Challenges faced by Women in the Path of Politics in Fiji”, which was held on 30 September 2021.

Click here to read the full article published by International IDEA on 25 February 2022.

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
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