Fiji Time: 3:27 PM on Friday 21 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Budget
  2. Patel guilty of abuse
  3. Jail for rapist
  4. Miss World visits Fiji
  5. Payout for former civil servants
  6. All Blacks show support for Samoa
  7. Movember soccer meet successful
  8. Delay in pre-Budget lock-up session
  9. Friend of the Pacific
  10. Travel firm eyes Chinese market

Top Stories this Week

  1. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  2. Tourist's death: Murder accused to appear in court Monday (17 Nov)
  3. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  4. Lover's alibi Sunday (16 Nov)
  5. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  6. The man behind the scene Monday (17 Nov)
  7. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  8. Man found unconscious, dies in hospital Monday (17 Nov)
  9. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  10. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)