Fiji Time: 12:52 AM on Tuesday 20 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Award for advocate

Torika Tokalau
Saturday, March 15, 2014

SHARON Bhagwan-Rolls on Tuesday received the 2014 NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) Forum's Woman of Distinction award at the Armenian Convention Center Ballroom in New York.

She was recognised for her dedication to enable and empower community media production in print, digital storytelling, online, social media and television to increase the visibility of women and young women's viewpoints and realities through FemLINKPACIFIC.

"This is not just about accessing the most appropriate or accessible technology but also the need to challenge and transform the spaces of communication whether it is on the mat or at the policy table," Ms Rolls said.

"This award is also an acknowledgment and tribute to the women who mentored and paved the way for our activism, the women who have embraced our community media approach and the young women who inspire me with their innovation and ideas."

She said she was humbled to be selected for the award, especially when one's work for peace and justice was not about awards or recognition but action and service so that others could claim their rights to peace, security and equitable development.

"FemLINKPACIFIC's work has enabled women in all their diversities to be heard in their local communities on FemTALK 89FM broadcasts, interactive dialogue with government officials, on television shows and current affairs programs.

"We are contributing to localising women's human rights commitments including UNSCR1325 and holding the government machinery accountable by making women visible."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65010.6311
JPY 53.241250.2412
GBP 0.35510.3471
EUR 0.40440.3924
NZD 0.69430.6613
AUD 0.64630.6213
USD 0.49840.4814



Exchange Rate updated on 19th, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No desk for this girl
  2. Police appeal to livestock owners
  3. Ammunition case transferred to high court
  4. 'Teach sons respect'
  5. Tuvalu here to learn 7s
  6. Online safety
  7. Staff retention bid
  8. Saneem clarifies counting process
  9. Teachers told to keep abreast of change
  10. Taps run dry after water main bursts

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sims' 100th game Thursday (15 Mar)
  2. Men urged to marry Thursday (15 Mar)
  3. Picking up the pieces Tuesday (13 Mar)
  4. 'Forced to go' Saturday (17 Mar)
  5. Doctors speak out Sunday (18 Mar)
  6. Where are our horses Sunday (18 Mar)
  7. Baravilala's ode to Cessna victims Thursday (15 Mar)
  8. A star in the making Thursday (15 Mar)
  9. 7s hunt Tuesday (13 Mar)
  10. No desk for this girl Monday (19 Mar)