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    Bhatnagar presents cheques to fire victims

Bhatnagar presents cheques to fire victims

Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar last week presented cash cheques of $1000 to families who lost their belongings in a fire in Korovou Town. The

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    Fijian Women To Benefit From Malaysian Experts

Fijian Women To Benefit From Malaysian Experts

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation,  Mereseini Vuniwaqa met with her Malaysian counterpart, Dato Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister for Women, Family and Community Development at the first ever

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    Delegation Contributes To Social Transformation Policy

Delegation Contributes To Social Transformation Policy

A Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation delegation were in Malaysia taking part in a forum that would help manage the changes brought on by globalisation and new technologies. Minister

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    Pregnant Women Have Equal Rights, Bhatnagar Says

Pregnant Women Have Equal Rights, Bhatnagar Says

Employed pregnant women have equal opportunities and rights, says the Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Veena Bhatnagar. Her comments follows the forced resignation of two pregnant women

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    Pryde: Why We Publish Sexual Offences Statistics

Pryde: Why We Publish Sexual Offences Statistics

The Honourable Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, The Permanent Secretary, Fellow Panellists, ladies and gentlemen. First, my thanks to the Permanent Secretary, Dr Josefa Koroivueta, for the invitation

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    ‘Women’s Participation, Will Grow Economy’

‘Women’s Participation, Will Grow Economy’

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation believes that women’s involvement in all facets of society be it in business,arts or at home will grow the economy. Mereseini Vuniwaqa

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    Govt Praised For Promoting Gender Equality

Govt Praised For Promoting Gender Equality

More women are now being recruited in the Government sector and is a hope for all other women in society to take their stand on equality. Nadi Women’s Club secretary,

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    Ba Women: Go For National Exposition

Ba Women: Go For National Exposition

More women artisans from Ba province have been encouraged to qualify for this year’s National Women’s Expo. Hundreds of women displayed their art for sale at the Koroivolu Park in

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    1077 Child Abuse, Neglect Cases  Reported in 2016: Vuniwaqa

1077 Child Abuse, Neglect Cases Reported in 2016: Vuniwaqa

  One thousand and seventy-seven reports of child abuse and neglect were received by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation last year. Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa reiterated the need

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Complainant Safely Housed: Minister

  Complainant Safely Housed: Minister

  A 15-year-old girl who was alleged to have been raped by a group of boys in Naitasiri is now residing

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Organic Earth Fiji expands to Hong Kong

  Organic Earth Fiji expands to Hong Kong

  Businesswomen are more willing to implement systems and controls in their companies and do it in a more effective

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Vuniwaqa Urges Religious Leaders To Help Address Social Issues Facing The Country

  Vuniwaqa Urges Religious Leaders To Help Address Social Issues Facing The Country

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa has called on faith-based leaders to help address social issues

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Village Boat Gets An Upgrade

  Village Boat Gets An Upgrade

Crossing the Waidina River will no longer be a struggle for students and villagers of Nauluvatu in Naitasiri. Thanks to

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Be Agents of Change: Vuniwaqa to Women

  Be Agents of Change: Vuniwaqa to Women

  The women of Ra were challenged to live up to the expectations of the communities and be “agents of

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New Stamps Another Mark Of China Fiji Relationship

  New Stamps Another Mark Of China Fiji Relationship

The following is the address from the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa at the launching ceremony

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Capitalise In Tourism Markets, Women Urged

  Capitalise  In Tourism Markets, Women Urged

  The women of the Nadroga-Navosa province were yesterday encouraged to capitalise on platforms of art and crafts for hotels

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China Women’s Group To Help Out Ministry

  China Women’s Group  To Help Out Ministry

The All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) is ready to engage with Fiji on innovative enterprises for economic empowerment of Fijian Women.

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Analysis : Debate Intensity A Sign Election Is In Their minds

  Analysis : Debate Intensity A Sign Election Is In Their minds

The intensity of debate in Parliament this week has racheted up the interest over next year’s General Election. Minister for

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MPs Challenged To Advocate Against Nation’s Child Abuse

  MPs Challenged To Advocate Against Nation’s Child Abuse

Government and Opposition members of Parliament were challenged by Mereseini Vuniwaqa to include the advocacy against child abuse when campaigning

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First Centre for Widows Set Up

  First Centre for Widows Set Up

A new centre has been set up to help 10 widows generate income to help their families. The centre, referred to

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Ministry Gives $10,000 To Hairdressers

  Ministry Gives $10,000 To Hairdressers

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has provided $10,000 to enhance the world of beauticians. It came with

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Equality Key: Vuniwaqa

  Equality Key: Vuniwaqa

The second Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) Meeting Women Parliamentarians was held at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola

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13 New Abuse Cases Over Festive Season: Ali

  13 New Abuse Cases Over Festive Season: Ali

About 13 new cases of domestic violence and child sexual abuse have been reported over the festive season. Fiji Women’s

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Minister Vuniwaqa Visits Evacuation Centres

  Minister Vuniwaqa Visits Evacuation Centres

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa on Wednesday urged parents to be vigilant during disasters on the

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Digital Natives Fast At Work In Fiji

  Digital Natives  Fast At Work In Fiji

People below the age of 25 have been dubbed as digital natives. Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini

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One Hundred Years Strong

  One Hundred Years Strong

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa, officiated the opening of Fiji’s First Biennial General Assembly of Older

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Improving Lives Of Older Persons

  Improving Lives Of Older Persons

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation opened Fiji’s first Biennial General Assembly of Older Persons in Suva today

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Kadavu Eagle To Deliver Services: Vuniwaqa

  Kadavu Eagle To Deliver Services: Vuniwaqa

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa, on Friday launched a boat called ‘Kadavu Eagle’. It will be

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Talking Helps People Speak Out About Issues: Vuniwaqa

  Talking Helps People Speak Out About Issues: Vuniwaqa

  A total of 725 cases of abuse and neglect have been reported to the Ministry of Women and Children by

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