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Protect Women Parliamentarians Against Political Violence – Luveni

Discussions also focused on women leaders being killed for standing up for their views on issues of national interest. Fijian Parliament Speaker  Dr Jiko Luveni stressed the need to protect
19 Dec 2016 11:00
Protect Women Parliamentarians Against Political  Violence – Luveni
Speaker Dr Jiko Luveni at the 62nd Commonwealth Parliament Conference in London, UK. Photo: Fiji Parliament News

Discussions also focused on women leaders being killed for standing up for their views on issues of national interest.

Fijian Parliament Speaker  Dr Jiko Luveni stressed the need to protect women parliamentarians against political violence whilst participating at the Triennial Commonwealth Women

Parliamentarians’ (CWP) Conference at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London.

Dr Luveni was part of the panel which considered the topic ‘Legislating Effectively to Protect Women from Political Violence’ to address the global phenomenon of women parliamentarians being violated physically, sexually and psychologically.

“Women parliamentarians need to be protected against political violence and it was important to engage very closely with people through civic education.

“People need to understand the role of women in Parliament and how they can support their women parliamentarians so that their views could also be addressed,” Dr Luveni said.

Discussions also focused on women leaders being killed for standing up for their views on issues of national interest, and some being psychologically violated by demeaning and snide comments in the social media.

The 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference ended on Friday, December 17 with the election of Noraini binti Ahmed, MP Malaysia elected the new Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP).

Source: Fiji Parliament News

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