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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 for Women, Family and Community Development at the first ever
26 Mar 2017 10:15
Fijian Women To Benefit From Malaysian Experts
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa (second from right) in Malaysia. Photo: DEPTFO News

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation,  Mereseini Vuniwaqa met with her Malaysian counterpart, Dato Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister for Women, Family and Community Development at the first ever Asia Pacific meeting on the Management of Social Transformation (MOST ) in Kuala Lumpur.

Ms Vuniwaqa found the MOST programme a great platform for the policymakers and stakeholders to partner in bilateral relations that could hugely benefit both parties in terms of new learnings and best practices sharing.

The two ministers agreed on a number of broad areas of co-operation for the empowerment of women, older persons and people living with disabilities.

Ms Vuniwaqa was convinced that value adding to products made from clay, sewing, crafting and the flagship model of caring for post natal mothers by Malaysia could empower Fijian women and change family livelihoods for the better.

Expertise from Malaysia has been sought to support the Makoi Women Vocational Centre and the Ba Women’s Forum so that many more Fijian Women can be empowered financially and progress to become  entrepreneurs of sewn, crafted, and other commodities that bear the Fijian Made Emblem.

 

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