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47 West Women Lead Way Forward

47 West Women Lead Way Forward
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar.
September 23
10:37 2015

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has organised a leadership training for 47 women leaders representing their communities in the Western Division.

The week-long workshop started on Monday at the Hexagon Hotel in Martintar, Nadi.

This is the second leadership training that the Ministry has organised this year.  The participants are mainly women advisory councillors and tikina (district) leaders from rural communities.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar says these leadership trainings are organised through her Ministry’s commitment to the implementation of the Women’s Plan of Action.

“The programmes are designed to achieve the objectives of building skills in human rights, leadership and advocacy.

“The training will provide them with the opportunity to learn about the Ministry’s programmes like National Gender Policy and CEDAW (Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women). This would help them to establish networks and work closely with the Ministry to promote socio-economic empowerment of women in their provinces.

The leadership training will increase the participants understanding of the following:

  • Understand the concept and basis of human rights.
  • Link human rights to advocacy and leadership
  • Gain improved communication skills for effective leadership and advocacy. Design an action plan and execute it accordingly in order to address the challenges they face as leaders and advocates in fulfilling their duties and serving the community.

Ms Akbar said similar training would be organised throughout the divisions and would be a key feature of the National Women’s Expo 2015 which will be held at the Vodafone Arena from October 14 – 16.



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