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Empowering women reduces domestic violence

Maneesha Karan
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

THE special administrator for Labasa and Savusavu Vijay Chand says empowering women in business activities reduced domestic violence.

He made the comment relating to a domestic violence workshop held in Labasa last week.

Mr Chand said almost 70-80 per cent of market vendors in Labasa and Savusavu were women and this was a good example of women empowerment.

"A high number of women are performing exceptionally well in terms of managing stalls and the payment of stall fees to the municipality," Mr Chand said.

"We believe when women are empowered, their families, communities and the nation will benefit."

He said women must be confident and self-supportive.

"Confidence makes a woman stronger and empowers her to deal with difficulties," he said.





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