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Vulawalu Appointed FLP Women’s Wing President

Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry said the party believes that women were extremely important pillars of society as mothers, wives, and mentors of their children.
15 Nov 2021 15:42
Vulawalu Appointed FLP Women’s Wing President
From left: Assistant Labour Party leader Monica Raghwan, Party leader, Mahendra Pal Chaudhry, Assistant secretary-general Taina Rokotabua and Women’s Wing president Sai Vulawalu at the Fun World Plaza in Nadi on November 12, 2021. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Trade unionist, Sai Vulawalu, has entered politics, as the president of the Fiji Labour Party (FLP) Women’s Wing.

This was revealed during the FLP Women’s Forum and the launch of a revamped Women’s Wing at the Fun World Plaza in Nadi Friday night.

Ms Vulawalu, dubbed as the ‘Iron Lady’ for energetic role as the former Federated Airline Staff Association (FASA) President, said that she is humbled and honoured to be tasked with this role going into the 2022 General Elections.

She added that women have held an eminent place in the Fiji Labour Party, as they were proud of the fact that of the six presidents who have served the Party since its inception 36 years ago, four have been women.

“I challenge young female labours, young mothers, mothers, grandmothers on women empowerment and gender equality in male dominated world or nation like our beloved Fiji,” she said.

“Labour has always supported the call of our women for social justice, gender equality, democracy and respect for human rights.” 

Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry said the party believes that women were extremely important pillars of society as mothers, wives, and mentors of their children.

What FLP intends to do for women if voted into power

Mr Chaudhry also revealed that if elected the party intends to set up a separate Ministry for Women and Children in recognition of their importance in society. 

“We will ensure the ministry is adequately resourced in terms of funds and personnel to deliver a range of services and programmes for the upliftment of women and children at the grassroots level”.

He said they would review existing laws to remove any vestiges of discrimination against women, to fully implement the provisions of CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women).

The FijiFirst Government, in their 2021-2022 Budget allocated $145m for the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.  

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