The National Economic Summit has highlighted the growing concern over the abuse of women, youth and children as a serious national issue.
In one of it resolutions it has reminded government of Fiji’s commitment to UN Conventions on women and children and the need to ensure that this needs a pro-active cross sectoral development approach.
They have encouraged a national multi-pronged and cross-sectoral inclusive approach on the prevention of abuse against women and children, and the empowerment of women, children, youth, and persons with disability in all facets of nation building.
It has acknowledged that almost half of Fiji’s population comprise of women, with half residing in rural areas and noted that policies and programmes need to be evidence-based and tailored towards improving the economic security, health and well-being of women in society.
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