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Bid to strengthen women's voices in community

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, February 21, 2014

SOME rural women have been empowered to practise their rights as leaders in their homes following a three-day workshop in Labasa.

The training conducted by Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding was aimed at strengthening women's voices in their communities.

Participant Temo Radinimakutu said the training was necessary because most of them don't practise their leadership roles at home.

"Some of us know that we are leaders but the fact that our husbands are the head of the homes limits us," she said.

"Also, our culture inhibits us from expressing our roles as leaders.

"These kinds of leadership training helps us to discover our potential and skills and also encourage us to practise them at home," said Ms Radinimakutu.

Fellow participant Prem Bhan said the training had taught her to help her husband in positive decision-making.

"This workshop has enlightened me in terms of making good and positive decisions for my family," she said.

"I have also learnt that if I manage a home, I am a leader myself."

International Women's Development Agency program manager Fiji Kristy Nowland said they have been working with PCP since 2009 to help rural women.

The training was held at the Banana Leaf Restaurant.





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