16 days of activism: Savusavu

Ministry officials with the banner depicting the 16 days of activism against gender based violence. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJI GOVT FACEBOOK

THE economic empowerment of women is not a secret but if given the right formula and support mechanism it could be very successful.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa said this while launching the Savusavu Saturday Market initiative to assist women in the province.

Mrs Vuniwaqa said the economic empowerment of women could elevate the livelihood of communities, families and even of a nation if given the right platform.

The event also marked the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and the Man Up concept to encourage the support of men.

Mrs Vuniwaqa thanked the private sector and the provincial office for working together with Government to assist the women of the province.

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