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    ‘Fijians need to talk more of disability policies’

‘Fijians need to talk more of disability policies’

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa, said the topic of disabled persons in Fiji and initiatives put in place by Government to assist them in their

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    Bhatnagar: Empowering A Woman Is Empowering A Family

Bhatnagar: Empowering A Woman Is Empowering A Family

  Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar says empowering a woman is empowering a family and therefore the family is the foundation of a community. “Empowering

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    Vuniwaqa Heads Delegation To Meeting With Experts On Women’s Rights

Vuniwaqa Heads Delegation To Meeting With Experts On Women’s Rights

The Minister for Women, Children and, Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa is heading an eight-member delegation to the 69th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

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    Two Naitasiri Women Groups Get Sewing Machines

Two Naitasiri Women Groups Get Sewing Machines

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation yesterday visited the brush cutter and canteen income generating projects run by women groups in Nadakuni and Naqara villages in Naitasiri. During

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    Men Who Are Violent Against Women Don’t Deserve Sympathy

Men Who Are Violent Against Women Don’t Deserve Sympathy

Mereseini Vuniwaqa says men who physically or psychologically abuse women, whether they are their wives, partners or friends, don’t deserve sympathy. The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation made

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    Women To Learn Bamboo Craft From Chinese Experts

Women To Learn Bamboo Craft From Chinese Experts

In an effort to teach women to become self-sufficient and independent, the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation will soon engage them in bamboo craft workshops. Acting Prime Minister

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    China hands over $40K Cheque for Disability Aid

China hands over $40K Cheque for Disability Aid

The acting Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa yesterday received a $40,000 cheque from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Fiji

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    Assistant Minister Bhatnagar voices concern about crime in community

Assistant Minister Bhatnagar voices concern about crime in community

It is worrying to see people com­mit crimes against one another despite the divine teachings from ones religion, says Veena Bhatnagar. The Assistant Minister for the Ministry of Women, Children

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    Shrimad Rajchandraji  Portrait Unveiled At Indian High Commission Building

Shrimad Rajchandraji Portrait Unveiled At Indian High Commission Building

A portrait of Shrimad Rajchandraji, is now positioned at the entrance of the Indian High Commission office at the Life Insurance Corporation of India building in Suva. The unveiling of

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Fine Arts Display on Climate Change

  Fine Arts Display on Climate Change

  The artworks expressed the artists’ creativity and imagination on climate change, its impact and how everyone can mitigate climate

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Amrit Ready to Face Backlash in Man Up Role

  Amrit Ready to Face Backlash in Man Up Role

Media personality and writer Ajay Amrit says he is prepared for a backlash in his new role as Goodwill Ambassador

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Gender Issue Call For United Stand: Bhatnagar

  Gender Issue Call For United Stand: Bhatnagar

  Gender issues should not be politicised. It requires a united stand. This statement was made by the assistant minister

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New Family for Abandoned Babies

  New Family for Abandoned Babies

Just over a year after they were abandoned by their mothers at the CWM Hospital, two one-year-olds are in homes

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Vuniwaqa Leads Government Delegation in Lau Talanoas

  Vuniwaqa Leads Government Delegation in Lau Talanoas

A government delegation led by the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa, is currently on tour in

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Bhatnagar Assists Navusolo’s Family With A Water Tank

  Bhatnagar Assists Navusolo’s Family With A Water Tank

Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar while donating a water tank to a Lautoka family reminded

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Family Thanks Ministry For Water Tank

  Family Thanks Ministry For Water Tank

A family of 15 people have acknowledged the assistance provided to them by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty

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Editorial: Let’s Talk About It, Stop Baby Abandonment

  Editorial: Let’s Talk About It, Stop Baby Abandonment

In less than a month two babies have been found abandoned in Suva. The first was found dead in Nabua

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Incapability Should Not Be A Hindrance: Vuniwaqa

  Incapability Should Not Be A Hindrance: Vuniwaqa

  Early childhood programmes are important as they directly affect the emotional, social and physical development of young children and

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MP Bhatnagar Hands Over Wheelchair For Kumar Family

  MP Bhatnagar Hands Over Wheelchair For Kumar Family

A wheelchair was presented on Saturday to the family of a 10-year-old disabled girl at the Fiji National Council for

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Constitution Protects Culture, says Bhatnagar

  Constitution Protects Culture, says Bhatnagar

Indo Fijians traditions intact because of the support and protection in the 2013 Constitution. The Assistant Minister for Women, Children

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Sabha Assets To Be Energy Efficient In Five Years

  Sabha Assets To Be Energy Efficient In Five Years

All temples and schools managed by the Shree Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha Fiji will have renewable energy by 2021. Sabha’s

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WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-‘Govt Emphasis On Vulnerable Is Pleasing’

  WHAT BUDGET MEANS TO YOU-‘Govt Emphasis On Vulnerable Is Pleasing’

Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation was allocated a total of $113.4 million in the 2017-2018 National Budget. The

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Support Our Women, Vuniwaqa Appeals

  Support Our Women, Vuniwaqa Appeals

Fiji can no longer afford to let its women suffer in silence, the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation,

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Minister Highlights Child Abuse Records

  Minister Highlights Child Abuse Records

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has recorded 787 child abuse cases from August 2016 to April 2017.

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Vuniwaqa Amazed With Samajh Vision

  Vuniwaqa Amazed With Samajh Vision

“I wish to remind us all  of  the  value  in  using  religious  texts  to  promote  and  defend  fundamental  human  rights”

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Ministry Responds to Help for Home Rumours

  Ministry Responds to Help for Home Rumours

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation wishes to inform the general public about the Help for Home exercise

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Vuniwaqa Visits Women’s Group Of Interior Naitasiri

  Vuniwaqa Visits Women’s Group Of Interior Naitasiri

Villagers and women’s groups of Matainasau and Lutu Village in Naitasiri met with the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty

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Vuniwaqa donates sewing machines

  Vuniwaqa donates sewing machines

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa recently visited women’s groups in the provinces of Bua and

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Gender-Based Violence; Speak About It, Discuss It At Every Opportunity: Vuniwaqa

  Gender-Based Violence; Speak About It, Discuss It At Every Opportunity: Vuniwaqa

The following is Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa’s opening speech at the gender, violence against women

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