Fiji has one of the best policy frameworks for empowerment of women - Nadakuitavuki

Fiji has one of the best policy frameworks for empowerment of women - Nadakuitavuki

By Mikaele Liga
Sunday 24/03/2024
Permanent Secretary for Women, Eseta Nadakuitavuki [Image: Ministry of Women]

Fiji is known to have one of the best policy frameworks when it comes to women’s empowerment in the Pacific region and it has taken great strides in not only promoting women’s financial inclusion, resilience and entrepreneurship through various policies – but has done so in the areas of gender-based violence and improving women’s access to services which are contributing factors to women’s economic empowerment.

This were the sentiments shared by Ministry Permanent Secretary, Eseta Nadakuitavuki, when opening the second session of the Women Entrepreneurs Business Council Women Invigorating the Nation Convention at the Grand Pacific Hotel.

Nadakuitavuki says the Ministry’s work towards developing the Women’s Economic Empowerment National Action Plan (WEE NAP) stating that this would be the first ever WEE NAP for Fiji.

She says that the WEE NAP has the potential to serve as a vital national policy measure and road-map, which will translate aspirations for improved access to services, resources, information and decent work into tangible results for all Fijian women.

Four women Permanent Secretaries also attended and spoke ‘during the frameworks for empowerment of women.

Permanent Secretary for Education, Selina Kuruleca spoke on the topic “Building the Ecosystem for Women’s Economic Empowerment”; the Permanent Secretary for Local Government, Seema Sharma spoke on the topic “Empowering Women through Community Driven Development and the Permanent Secretary for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Salaseini Daunabuna who spoke on the topic “Women Leading the Future.”

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