Fiji's new constitution should ensure that women's rights, interests and aspirations are well-catered for.
In her submission to the Constitution Commission in Levuka last Saturday, Teresea Yee Show proposed that the new constitution should include provisions which caters for these equal rights and everyone's interests are safeguarded.
Ms Show said the constitution-makers should ensure the rights of the non-iTaukei members of the society were also upheld as everyone born in Fiji deserved to call Fiji their home.
"Women play a crucial role in the society and it is important their plight is looked at," she said.
Ms Show said women workers, particularly those working in a fish factory in Levuka were struggling to have better working conditions.
"The new constitution should address these issues."
She said government should put in policies and guidelines for the protection of women — and these policies should be implemented.
Another proposal by Ms Show to the commission highlighted that the retirement age should be kept at 60 years as many who were told to retire early were still healthy and strong enough to continue in the workforce.