Fiji Time: 2:25 AM on Wednesday 4 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

US bravery award for young politician

Nasik Swami
Saturday, March 08, 2014

POLITICIAN and Be the Change Campaign activist Roshika Deo is one of the recipients of the 2014 International Women of Courage Award of the American Government.

According to the US Government, the annual award recognises women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women's empowerment, often at great personal risk.

Ms Deo,was among 10 other women chosen from 10 other countries for the award.

The Fiji Women's Rights Movement, Ms Deo's former employer, congratulated her on being one of the recipients of the award.

FWRM executive director Virisila Buadromo said the reason Ms Deo was awarded was because she was one of the very first candidates in the country to announce her intention to stand in the general election.

"Her intention stated so early on shows intrepid action and bravery deserving of such an award," Ms Buadromo said.

Ms Deo was presented the award past Tuesday by deputy secretary Heather Higginbottom in the presence First Lady Michelle Obama who was the special guest.

Other Pacific feminists who have also been honoured with this award include Ms Buadromo, Fiji Women's Crisis Centre's co-ordinator Shamima Ali and Vanuatu Crisis Centre's co-odinator Merilyn Tahi.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61600.5970
JPY 52.918849.9188
GBP 0.33400.3260
EUR 0.42590.4139
NZD 0.70610.6731
CAD 0.61430.5953
JPY 52.567249.5672

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Spirit haunts village
  2. Bullet found on aircraft
  3. Sex talk worry
  4. FB post probe
  5. Villagers welcome lost son
  6. 4 shark attacks, 1 fatal
  7. Church raises sex education worry
  8. Ministry cracks down on illegal tobacco sales
  9. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  10. FTU wants screening processes back

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  3. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  6. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  7. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  8. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  9. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)
  10. Bullet found on aircraft Tuesday (03 May)