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Akbar Joins Soroptimists

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar has inducted herself as a member of the Soroptimist International. Soroptimist International of Fiji president Dr Maria Doton said their
28 Oct 2014 11:19
Akbar Joins Soroptimists
The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar delivering her speech to mark Pinktober, the Breast Cancer Awareness Month last week in Ba. Photo: Ministry of Women

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar has inducted herself as a member of the Soroptimist International.

Soroptimist International of Fiji president Dr Maria Doton said their organisation was made up of professional women, women in business and skills whose goals were to empower women and improve the status of women and girls.

Dr Doton said last week Saturday the clubs of Ba and Nadi held the induction of new members of which eight were from Ba and one from Nadi.

“Our organisation works towards eradication of violence against women and girls, advocate equality and friendship, right to education and good health, conservation of healthy environment and service to community,” Dr Doton said.

She expressed her gratitude to the minister for her willingness to be a part of the international organisation that had a consultative role in the United Nation.

Minister Akbar said they had strength to build and make a difference in the lives of every underprivileged and marginalised woman and child in our country.

“I challenge the women in their roles and contributions towards the betterment of other women and specifically in their united effort to assist every woman that seeks to lead them,” Mrs Akbar said.

She said they had opened the opportunity for women non-governmental organisations, in particular the Soroptimist International, to work in partnership in areas of services to women and children.

“Everyone must work together until there is no more disadvantaged Fijian.”

zafiya.shamim@fijisun.com.fj

 




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