Rural women note infrastructural focus for national budget

FemLINKPACIFIC executive director Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls at her office today. Picture: JONA KONATACI

A TEAM of rural conveners and correspondents from femLINK’s Pacific community media network’s focus on recommendations for the upcoming national budget are within the areas of infrastructure and its accessibility for women living in rural communities.
femLINK Pacific’s executive director Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls highlighted this earlier today during an interview with The Fiji Times.
Ms Bhagwan-Rolls said that often people did not make the connection on how infrastructure affected the lives of women in rural communities.
Adi Vosalevu Levu who is the convener for the Northern Division said in terms of infrastructure, women in the district of Tawake and Udu from Vanua Levu were being faced with the difficulty of accessing necessary services.
“Access to good roads mean access to services. However, this has not been the case for women living in rural communities,” Mrs Levu said.