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Ministry Of Women Acknowledges Tailevu Women’s Craft works

Government is committed to gender equality and empowerment of women, says the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation’s acting director of Women, Reijeli Mawa. This remark was made during
25 Mar 2017 10:30
Ministry Of Women  Acknowledges Tailevu Women’s Craft works
Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation’s acting director of Women Reijeli Mawa (garlanded), observing the craft works at the Tailevu Provincial Craft Show at Syria Park in Nausori yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

Government is committed to gender equality and empowerment of women, says the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation’s acting director of Women, Reijeli Mawa.

This remark was made during the Tailevu Provincial Craft Show at Syria Park in Nausori yesterday with 210 women present displaying, promoting and selling their crafts.

She said the uniqueness of the crafts was what each province was well known for.

“This depicts the level of commitment invested in maintaining our traditional values and tailored those talents to meet our tourism market for livelihood by women artisans of this nation.

“The Ministry and Government as a whole values these efforts of entrepreneurship by women and it is accepted knowledge that the earnings from shows like these will be taken back to the villages and homes and used for the whole family.

“I would like to see that our women give back to the community, the economic returns from today’s craft show manifesting the success of this show in your families,” she said.

“I wish to challenge you to ensure that you live up to the expectation of your communities to be ‘agents of change’ and continue to make a difference.”

Thirty women will be selected for the National Women’s Expo 2017 which will be held in June.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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