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Loujaya Kouza says one of the group’s first priorities will be to support women in Fiji who are standing in the country’s upcoming elections in September.

Pacific women gather in Fiji to boost representation in politics

Updated at  6:53 am today

A group of Pacific women politicians and leaders have met in Fiji to find ways to boost the number of Pacific women in elected positions.

The Pacific Islands have the lowest number of women in governance in the world at just 4-point-7 percent.

Twenty women from seven Pacific Islands came together for a workshop in Fiji last week, which was organised by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development and the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement.

The group has elected Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Community Development, Loujaya Kouza, to chair a Pacific women’s caucus.

 

“At a regional level we work together to strengthen participation of women within the Pacific region, of various platforms and lobby groups and that kind of thing, wherever we can we want to be that united caucus for the region of women.”

Loujaya Kouza says one of the group’s first priorities will be to support women in Fiji who are standing in the country’s upcoming elections in September.

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10 thoughts on “Loujaya Kouza says one of the group’s first priorities will be to support women in Fiji who are standing in the country’s upcoming elections in September.

  1. Women do have a place in society and certainly not politics.

    They are best placed in the kitchen among other things breeding.

  2. let’s hope this wasn’t just another talkfest and picnic for elitist women in the pacific
    that’s the sort of thing their male counterparts in the region are notorious for.
    but when it comes to upholding the norms of democratic governance – including women’s rights and equality – they fall short big time.
    and we are not talking here about the corruption that the men leaders of the region are prone to.
    that’s a chapter on its own.

  3. @ Ratu Sai

    Now, now, be fair. I suspect jeke does a bit more than fart around the house.

    He is probably leading a very useful life of inspecting the street walking qauri down by parliament and most importantly, masturbating in his neighbor bushes.

    His spare time spent writing drivel on the internet is just a small part of the usefulness that he is to Fiji’s future. A bit like his great leader Aiyaz and his wife Frank.

  4. The doors have been open to women in politics for a long time in the same way they have been open in numerous other male dominated areas. Some have taken this opportunity.

    Unfortunately many of these whining female groups need to understand that in the first instance to succeed in anything you have to have a will to do a job along with something to offer that people want and respect.

    I’m all for equality but not on the basis of imagined gender oppression.

  5. … in the same way?
    I don’t think so
    male dominance has always been the norm in politics.
    and that culture remains quite entrenched – especially in the Pacific region – despite all the rhetoric about empowering women in politics.

  6. Women who have demonstrated and proven leadership will end up in parliament and maybe ministerial jobs . has happened in the past but a minority.

    Men have mandate from GOD to lead but if found sleeping on the job ,then GOD can use women.

    both genders are equal but with differing roles.

    GOD BLESS FIJI

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