MINISTER for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Doctor Jiko Luveni will join women in the North tomorrow to officially open International Women's Day celebrations.
Dr Luveni, who will also be on a three-day tour in the division, will visit women in certain villages to discuss development plans.
The women of Macuata will also receive 198 sewing machines from the ministry.
Ministry media officer Anshoo Chandra said the celebration in Labasa would begin with a march.
"The women have been given the opportunity to also display their income- generating skills and handicrafts at the stalls in Subrail Park," Ms Chandra said
"As part of this event,women groups from Macuata will also be gifted with 198 sewing machines to help them with income -generation," she explained.
She added Dr Luveni would meet with women of Macuata province to initiate discussions on issues relating to women's development in the Northern Division.
Dr Luveni will also visit women of Nabouono Village in the Udu Point area to discuss with them development needs in their maritime community.
At the village, she will launch the Zero Tolerance Violence-Free Community Program.
A similar women's day celebration has been planned for Savusavu on Thursday where she will also open the Senibiau Women's Resource Centre at Dreketi Village, Wailevu.
The theme for the celebration is, "Championing Gender for Women's Equality".