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Sergeant Nakoto’s Equal Rights Belief Sends Her To The Army

She was among the 78 RFMF personnel who departed yesterday for peacekeeping duties under the United Nations Assistance Mission Iraq (UNAMI).
03 Mar 2020 11:35
Sergeant Nakoto’s Equal Rights Belief Sends Her To The Army
From left: Republic of Fiji Military Forces personnel from left: Private Basilisa Nadreke, Lance Corporal Alisi Dului, Sergeant Losalini Nakoto, Private Unaiasi Nayaki,and Lance Corporal Elenoa Daveta at the Nadi International Airport on March 2, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Sergeant Losalini Nakoto has always been an advocate for equal opportunities.

This is why she joined the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and has since climbed the ranks in the past 12 years.

She was among the 78 RFMF personnel who departed yesterday for peacekeeping duties under the United Nations Assistance Mission Iraq (UNAMI).

The Nasau, Moce, Lau, woman said: “I was inspired for gender equality especially in a male-dominated field.

“I face challenges being a female in the workplace but I strive to excel in everything that I do here.”

This is her third tour of duty. She was first posted in 2010 in Iraq and to Lebanon in 2015.

“That first mission I spent about six months,” she said.

“Now since the situation has changed, the mission is for one year for all the TOD operation there,” the mother of two said.

The contingent left on an Australian Air Force flight.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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