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International Women’s Day Kumar salutes Tavua market vendors

International Women’s Day Kumar salutes Tavua market vendors
Consumer Council of Fiji chief executive officer Premila Kumar during International Women’s Day celebrations at the Tavua Market on 8 March 2018. Photo: UN WOMEN.
March 12
11:00 2018

For their role in raising family, running households helping their husbands to get extra income and managing budgets to meet the household expenditure

The women market vendors of Tavua were reminded that Fiji cannot fulfil its potential as a nation without the full participation of women in the development process.

This was echoed by Consumer Council of Fiji chief executive officer Premila Kumar during International Women’s Day celebrations at the Tavua Market last week, Thursday.

Ms Kumar saluted the women vendors for their role in raising family, running households helping their husbands to get extra income and managing budgets to meet the household expenditure.

“I salute all the women market vendors including men for feeding our nation. Women, as mothers, play the most important role in decision-making about family meal planning and diet,” she said.

elebrated on March 8th every year, the significance of International Women’s Day is becoming a signature event in the yearly calendar the day serves as an occasion to celebrate and recognise this strength.

“But, let us not wait for this day to recognise women, it should be every day. women have struggled a lot in the past and are now able to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with men,” Mrs Kumar said.

“For me, Women’s Day is an occasion to identify who we are and it is to salute the womanhood as it different from manhood.

Ms Kumar acknowledged the efforts of the organisers and the women of Tavua to celebrate Women’s Day.

“I salute all the women market vendors including men for feeding our nation. A female market vendor not only understands the working women, but makes their life easier,” she added.

“Today, I encourage you all to take a proactive approach and learn about your consumer rights and responsibilities as your decisions will have an impact on everyone else in your household.”

Ms Kumar said women were adequately empowered when they received the support of their men.

“If women are treated equal by men half the battle is won,” she said.

The caring support will ensure that they have someone to look upon as an equal partner.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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