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Fiji: Young people, women encouraged to take part In this year’s elections  (Photo: Nicolette Chambers)
Friday, May 06, 2022
Fiji: Young people, women encouraged to take part In this year’s elections
Young eligible Fijians are encouraged to take part in the 2022 General Elections. Young eligible Fijians are encouraged to take part in the 2022 General Elections. United Nations Senior Peace and Development Advisor in the Pacific, Agus Wandi made...
How women politicians of Fiji are treated on Facebook . International IDEA & Memo
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
How women politicians of Fiji are treated on Facebook
The number of women in parliament is consistently low throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Many factors contribute to this situation, but studies suggest that one major factor relates to the way that women are treated on social media. This report...
Hope for women in Fiji's 2022/2023 General Election - International IDEA
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Hope for women in Fiji's 2022/2023 general election
Some of the countries in the Melanesian region has a low percentage of women in the Parliament when compared to the global average. There are countries which do not have any women in the parliament after the latest elections. While #Fiji is among...
Chief guest, panellists and participants of the forum. IDEA
Monday, February 28, 2022
Fiji's national forum on women in politics
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...
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Rosy Sofia Akbar makes a point in Parliament. Picture: PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI - The Fiji Times
Monday, December 13, 2021
Fiji: women are still under-represented in Parliament
Women are still under-represented in Parliament. Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar made the remark in her response to President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere’s Parliament opening address. “I emphasise that we, as a people,...
Women in politics- challenges faced by women in the path of politics in Fiji (copyright: International IDEA
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Women in politics- challenges faced by women in the path of politics in Fiji
By Rajan Murty  As a build-up to the Annual National Forum on Women in Politics to be held on 27 October 2021, International IDEA’s Asia and the Pacific Regional Programme organized a webinar entitled “Challenges faced by Women in the Path of...
International IDEA
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Women in Politics: Challenges faced by Women in the Path of Politics
The sixth webinar under the Democratic Development in Melanesia Webinar series 2021 will look into challenges faced by Women in the path of Politics in Fiji. The webinar will examine the challenges faced by women to be nominated as a candidate by...
Friday, March 29, 2019
Formation of women MPs network to further equal representation in Pacific parliaments
Nadi, Fiji – The inaugural Pacific Women in Power Forum which ended on Wednesday, 27 March has confirmed the need for an ongoing Pacific regional network of women Members of Parliament, which aims to encourage more women to enter politics and...
Friday, March 01, 2019
Women’s representation in the 2018 Fiji election
Written by Kerryn Baker Fiji went to the polls on 14 November 2018. The incumbent FijiFirst Party won a narrower victory than expected, with just over 50 per cent of the vote. The main opposition party, the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Salote Radrodro
Salote Vuibureta Radrodro is a member of the Parliament of Fiji. She was elected for the first time in the Fijian general election, 2014, for the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA). Before entering parliament, Radrodro had worked for 36 years...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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