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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...
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, November 19, 2013
Fiji women still hope for constitutional support
Advocates for women in Fiji say they are still hoping for special measures mandating women’s representation in parliament. Fiji’s new constitution does not contain temporary special measures for women, a mechanism some countries use to speed up...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Female Fiji candidate subjected to online harassment over involvement in politics
A young Fijian woman who intends to stand in the Fiji elections says she has received threats, including threats of rape, on social media. Roshika Deo is standing as an independent candidate in next year's promised elections. Ms Deo who has been...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Fiji’s National Council of Women wants more women in politics
The National Council of Women in Fiji is embarking on a project that aims to increase the representation of women in politics in the lead-up to the elections promised for next year. Its general secretary, Fay Volatabu, says it will work with the...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Female encouraged for PM, Fiji
WITH more countries around the world voting in female prime ministers, Fiji's women are also being encouraged to add a female face to the words "Prime Minister". Such a change will obviously be accompanied by numerous challenges, explained Minister...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Fiji's Women Forum 4
The Fiji's Women Forum is a national consultation to discuss the participation of women in the democratization process. Since last year there have been 3 such national forums. The current forum is scheduled to take place between Monday April 8 and...
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fiji: 19 Graduate From Leaders Program
Ninteen young women graduated on Friday night from the Emerging Leaders Forum (ELF), a year-long training program run by the Fiji Womens Rights Movement. To read the full article, please visit The Fiji Times Online
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fiji: Women for Posts
Fiji Teachers Union president Bal Ram said there were very few female union executives. Mr. Ram said he hoped more women candidates would contest executive positions in their national elections next year. To read the full article, please visit The...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fiji: Call for Women to Join Poll Process
Supervisor of Elections, Felicity Heffernan, says it's important for women to be part of the electoral process. Ms. Heffernan made the comment at a workshop on gender-based elections cycle at the Lagoon Resort in Pacific Harbour yesterday. To read...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fiji: Women to take active roles in politics
Fiji women need to be encouraged to take active roles in politics. There were comments made by audience members at a public debate on whether temporary special measures are needed to get women into parliament. In Pacific island countries,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fiji: Women Told to Join Media
Women have been encouraged to take up the challenge and to stand up and represent themselves. This is the view of Fulori Turaga of the Fiji Media Watch when asked if women are under-represented. This issue was brought up after gender imbalances in...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Fundamentalisms in Asia Pacific: Trends, Impact, Challenges and Strategies Asserting Women’s Rights
This book analyzes the manifestations of fundamentalisms in the Asia-Pacific region and their impact on women as well as on democracy and politics in general. It includes strategies adopted by women’s groups and progressive women’s movements to...