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Kit to assist

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, January 12, 2013

THE Fiji Women's Rights Movement (FWRM) is hoping to provide a resource kit to the Constituent Assembly this month, highlighting the need for temporary special measures (TSMs) in Fiji.

The kit is set to include information, education and communication (IEC) materials advocating for increased awareness on TSMs and their role in the political arena.

"In efforts to balance the power in Fiji, the FWRM is promoting women's political participation through TSMs," FWRM executive director, Virisila Buadromo said earlier this week.

Last year, the organisation completed the first two stages of this process through public service announcements and publications.

"The public service announcement (PSA) explains what TSMs actually are and the why they are urgently needed to fast-track gender equality in Fiji … this PSA began broadcasting on Monday December 17, 2012 and will run until the end of January.

"The main target audience for the PSA are future members of the Constituent Assembly — we want them to know more about TSMs," Ms Buadromo said.

The publication was also completed last year, providing a more in-depth source of information on TSMs.


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