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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 message reiter­ated yesterday by the Minister for Women, Children and

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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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    Vuniwaqa Urges More Women to Stand in 2018 General Election

Vuniwaqa Urges More Women to Stand in 2018 General Election

  The Minister for Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa last night urged more women to stand for the General Election this year. Ms Vuniwaqa was addressing the Nadroga

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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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    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 change in their everyday life. This is how the Minister

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    ‘MPs To Think Beyond Ethnicity’

‘MPs To Think Beyond Ethnicity’

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa says it is important that MPs think beyond ethnicity, religion and socio-economic status. Mrs Vuniwaqa told Parliament yesterday that in the

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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 the Lau Group. Minister Vuniwaqa has so far visited Moala,

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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 more than two weeks ago. The second was found at

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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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Charity Contest Raises $100,000

  Charity Contest Raises $100,000

Bluescope Lysaght retains title The Frank Hilton Organisation yesterday raised $100,000 in the annual Amazing Wheelbarrow Race in support of

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193 Child Labourers Return To School: Vuniwaqa

  193 Child Labourers Return To School: Vuniwaqa

‘We must ensure that we work together to keep children in school so that children can enjoy their childhood’ Close

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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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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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139 children in homes worrying, says Minister Vuniwaqa

  139 children in homes worrying, says Minister Vuniwaqa

Instil love and respect for elders in children, parents and guardians urged.   There are currently 139 children in homes

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Vuniwaqa: Family Involvement Best Investment

  Vuniwaqa: Family Involvement Best Investment

If you get involved and stay involved, you can make a difference, she adds.   Family involvement is one of

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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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Women Soldiers Numbers Growing: Vuniwaqa

  Women Soldiers Numbers Growing: Vuniwaqa

  The ratio of the composition of female soldiers in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces has increased dramatically from

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10 Women Graduate With Carpentry Certificates

  10 Women Graduate With Carpentry Certificates

Ten women in a rural settlement in Ra who graduated in a carpentry training centre programme recently, highlighted the fact

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700 more expected to get Help for Home

  700 more expected to get Help for Home

A total of 1640 recipients from the Tavua District and 2968 recipients from the Ba District were assisted during this

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Vunisei Club Showcase Handicraft Works

  Vunisei Club Showcase Handicraft Works

The members of the Vunisei Women’s Club of Toga, Rewa, were yesterday proud to be part of the Rewa Craft

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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

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We Need More Women To Lead, Says Minister Vuniwaqa

  We Need More Women To Lead, Says Minister Vuniwaqa

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa is urging more women to take part in the 2018 General

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Support from Family Crucial for Women’s Success, says Vuniwaqa

  Support from Family Crucial for  Women’s Success, says Vuniwaqa

  Family support is crucial if we want women to succeed in economic development, says Minister for Women, Children and

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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

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Female Artists Showcase Passion For Art

  Female Artists Showcase Passion For Art

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa says Fiji’s unique cultures and traditions must not loose their relevance.

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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

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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

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Legal Action An Option To Teach Parents About Roles: Vuniwaqa

  Legal Action An Option To Teach Parents About Roles: Vuniwaqa

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa believes parents must shoulder the responsibility of looking after their children,

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