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More Women’s Centres, More Skills Training

More women in rural and maritime areas will be trained in income-generation skills by the Ministry of Women in the ministry’s pursuit of developing informal sector livelihood. The Minister for
16 Nov 2014 00:15
More Women’s Centres, More Skills Training
The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Sofia Akbar officially opening the new Yakita Women’s Resource Centre in Kadavu last week.

More women in rural and maritime areas will be trained in income-generation skills by the Ministry of Women in the ministry’s pursuit of developing informal sector livelihood.

The Minister for Women, Rosy Akbar, said this in Kadavu when two new women’s centres, in Yakita and Waisomo villages were opened last Thursday.

“This year alone, the ministry has established a total of 53 income generating projects with a budget of $185,238.94,” Ms Akbar said.

Through infrastructures like women’s centres, she said, the ministry would strive to broaden opportunities for capacity building and income-generating for the informal livelihood sector.

“Most women across the globe rely on informal work sector for an income and if women are empowered to do more the possibility for economic growth becomes apparent.”

Ms Akbar said empowering women in Fiji was essential to reduce poverty since women represented most of the world’s poor population.

“The Government has put in place some provisions to improve women’s status and girls in Fiji and for them to hold managerial positions starting at village level, tikina level, provincial and national level.”

She said women in the informal sector had demonstrated great entrepreneurial skills.

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