My Guide to Voting booklet to provide information on voting and political participation of young women

My Guide to Voting booklet to provide information on voting and political participation of young women

By Zodelle Bhan
Friday 26/08/2022
[Photo: femLINKpacific]

In an effort to encourage young women to vote in the upcoming general elections, the Fiji Young Women's Forum has launched a “My Guide to Voting” booklet.

This booklet contains information on voting and political participation of young women in Fiji's election process.

Program Associate Media for femLINKpacific and co-convenor with the Fiji Young Women's Forum, Vilimaina Tamata says out of the 234 candidates who contested the 2018 general elections, 56 were women which is 24%.

Tamata adds that in 2014, 44 women went into politics which is a 6% increase in the representation of Fijian women taking ownership of political leadership and breaking gender stereotypes.

Meanwhile, the Pacific region has the lowest percentage of women in parliament globally at 4%. This figure is lower than the global average of 16% and is also lower than the percentage of female parliamentarians in Arab states which stand at 7%.

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