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More Needs To Be Done For Women: Lewaqai

There is still much more to be done for representation of women at the political and democratic decision-mak­ing level.
27 Nov 2022 12:08
More Needs To Be Done For Women: Lewaqai
Commissioner Western, Apolosi Lewaqai (with garland) and Empower Pacific chief executive officer, Patrick Morgam, (front row, second from right) with the staff of Empower Pacific, Government representatives and activists following the launch of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence at the Lautoka City Council Chambers on November 25, 2022. Photo: Nicolette Chambers.

There is still much more to be done for representation of women at the political and democratic decision-mak­ing level.

This was the statement made by the Commissioner Western, Apolosi Lewaqai while officiating at the launch of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence at the Lau­toka City Council Cham­bers on Friday.

The launch was hosted by Empower Pacific.

The theme this year is – Unite activism to end vio­lence against women and girls.

The launch also coincided with the mark of the Inter­national Day for the Elimi­nation of Violence Against Women.

Mr Lewaqai said in Fiji, statistics were that almost 64 per cent of women ex­perienced lifetime physi­cal and/or sexual intimate partner violence and one in three women experienced sexual violence be either a partner or non-partner in their lifetime.

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