Fiji Time: 4:51 AM on Monday 22 December

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. Millionth man
  2. Lapse of defence costly
  3. Mourinho urges Hazard
  4. Wardens win Mokani 7s meet
  5. Rodgers makes sharp exit
  6. $10m for State coffers
  7. In the top 3
  8. Police raid marijuana farms
  9. Swimming party turns sour, student in hospital
  10. Joy of sharing and caring this festive season

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)