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    Saneem: 24 per cent of women contested elections

Saneem: 24 per cent of women contested elections

  Women made up 24 per cent of the total number of candidates who contested the 2018 General Election, says Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem. Fifty-six women initially contested and

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    Women’s Empowerment Allocation Up Threefold

Women’s Empowerment Allocation Up Threefold

  The budgetary allocation for women’s empowerment has increased approximately threefold over the past decade. This was highlighted by Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa while officiating

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    Wheelchair, Bed Eases Struggle of Disabled Mum

Wheelchair, Bed Eases Struggle of Disabled Mum

The days of struggling with mobility and moving around with a walking stick will no longer be a problem for Ali­tia Naivalu of Navatulevu Village in Nadi. This guarantee was

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    Vuniwaqa Praises  China For Friendship

Vuniwaqa Praises China For Friendship

Mereseini Vuniwaqa said Fiji was lucky to have friends like the Government of the People’s Republic of China that supported and helped Fiji in many ways. The Minister for Women,

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    Staff Train To Change Mindset, Belief System

Staff Train To Change Mindset, Belief System

The bid to nurture a society that is free from discrimi­nation and violence was the core message at a training session in Nadi. For the first time, the staff of

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    Vuniwaqa, Delegation Explore Services Design For Aged

Vuniwaqa, Delegation Explore Services Design For Aged

A Government delegation to the Repub­lic of Korea will explore opportuni­ties and see how services for the aged are designed, implemented and monitored for sustainability. The delegation is led by

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    Minister Assures North Women Groups Markets For Their Products

Minister Assures North Women Groups Markets For Their Products

Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is tasked with creating a more sustainable market for women artisans to sell and promote their products. This was highlighted by Minister for

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    Preserving, Maintaining Unique Provincial Design Is Vital: Vuniwaqa

Preserving, Maintaining Unique Provincial Design Is Vital: Vuniwaqa

Minister for Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Allevia­tion Mereseini Vuniwaqa urged the women of Yasawa to preserve their own unique style of weaving and designing artifacts. “It is what makes you

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    Minister Commends Women’s Resilience

Minister Commends Women’s Resilience

Minister for Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Allevia­tion Mereseini Vuniwaqa has commended the resilience of the women of Navotua Village, Ya­sawa. She’s also made special praise of their income-generating project which

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First Barefoot College In The North

  First Barefoot College In The North

The Fiji Barefoot College, which is a solar electrification training centre, has been jointly supported by the Governments of India

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School’s Water Woes Fixed Thanks To Resort

  School’s Water Woes Fixed Thanks To Resort

The new 10,000 litre water tank donation from Shan­gri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa is expected to assist more than 280

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Women Need Information, Tools To Build Business: Vuniwaqa

  Women Need Information, Tools  To Build Business: Vuniwaqa

A lack of necessary information and tools needed for running a businesses is a hurdle budding women entrepreneurs face most

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4000 Plus For Homes-CARE Help

  4000 Plus For Homes-CARE Help

Police officers deployed to oversee crowd, road cones were also put up to ease the flow of traffic   More

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Newborn Baby Abandoned at Labasa Market

  Newborn Baby Abandoned at Labasa Market

The Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has urged mothers and young women to understand that “help is available”.

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Skills Training For Rural, Maritime Women

  Skills Training For Rural, Maritime Women

  The Ministry for Women hosted close to 30 women from around the rural and maritime areas in Fiji to

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Objectional Photos Uproar

  Objectional Photos  Uproar

There is uproar from the authorities, from a Cabinet minister, the Director of Fiji Human Rights Commission, NGOs and Police,

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Vuniwaqa: Support Online, Sex Offenders Bills

  Vuniwaqa: Support Online, Sex Offenders Bills

  Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa has called on Parliament to support the Online Safety Bill

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Vuniwaqa: No Link Between Poverty And Gender Violence

  Vuniwaqa: No Link Between  Poverty And Gender Violence

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa has reiterated that gender violence is not related to poverty. Ms

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Ovalau Clubs Receive Means Of Making Money

  Ovalau Clubs Receive Means Of Making Money

Women from some villages on Ovalau are appreciative of the quick Government response to their requests made last month to

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Vuniwaqa Delivers Status Of Our Nation’s Women In New York

  Vuniwaqa  Delivers Status Of Our Nation’s  Women In  New York

  Women living with disabilities have an allowance to cater for their needs, says Mereseini Vuniwaqa. This statement, made by

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Celebrating Women All Over the world

  Celebrating Women All Over the world

On Behalf of the Fijian Government, the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation invites all Fijians to join women

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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

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Vuniwaqa Wants More Women To Stand In General Election

  Vuniwaqa Wants More Women To Stand In General Election

Mereseini Vuniwaqa has welcomed the growing number of women joining the General Election race. The Minister for Women, Children and

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Minister Defends Ministry, Clears Air On Welfare Benefit Scheme, budget allocation

  Minister Defends Ministry, Clears Air On Welfare Benefit Scheme, budget allocation

The Minister for Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa defended her line ministry programmes and budget allocations in

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Women’s Craft Continues To Impress

  Women’s Craft Continues To Impress

The Minister for Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Allevia­tion, Mereseini Vuniwaqa, is convinced that Fijian women ar­tisans have great potential to

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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

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Vuniwaqa: Leaders must protect those who can’t stand alone

  Vuniwaqa: Leaders must protect those who can’t stand alone

Student leaders have a responsi­bility to protect those who may not be able to stand for them­selves. This was the

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Minister Urges Men, Vanua To Rally Behind Women

  Minister Urges Men, Vanua To Rally Behind Women

The positive support of men and the vanua was critical if women were to realise their full potential, Minister for

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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

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