The Deputy Speaker and Assistant Minister for Housing, Lenora Qereqeretabua says she is among other women who get trolled on social media.
Qereqeretabua shared her experience when she was trolled by a former school teacher named Kishore Kumar, who made derogatory comments on social media in 2020.
She says people getting bullied on social media is serious as it affects their mental health.
Qereqeretabua says she wants to see more women in parliament and representing their communities.
The Deputy Speaker highlighted this while speaking at the Women Invigorating the Nation Convention at the Grand Pacific Hotel.
She says when it comes to politics, strengthening the partnership of women becomes crucial as most of them have fear in them.
Qereqeretabua also acknowledged all women who came before her in strengthening others.
The Deputy Speaker says she is grateful that her parents are there as she still has to learn more about understanding the strengths and stresses.
Qereqeretabua also salutes Fiji’s civil society leaders, members, and activists who have worked for decades for equality, dignity and respect for all.
She says last year, the Parliament Secretariat organized a free mentoring workshop for aspiring women to take part and show their interests.
She adds that families should talk about strengthening partnerships within families and communities.
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