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FLP encourages women to apply

Dawn Gibson
Sunday, April 20, 2014

PARTICULAR emphasis has been placed on females and youths in Fiji to come forward and apply for candidacy by the Fiji Labour Party.

And with party president Lavinia Padarath citing that half of Fiji's population are women, she said the party believed it was appropriate it be given due recognition in all areas of national decision-making.

"FLP, in its advertisement for applications, particularly encouraged women and youth to apply," she said.

"Once all the applications are in, we will then determine how to allocate the candidature."

When asked about the possibility of the party considering 50/50 representation within the party, Ms Padarath said women owned special attributes which would contribute to a strong nation.

"Because of their dual role in society, women have special attributes that make them an important component in national affairs that is their ability to deal with conflict situations, their tendency to be more compassionate etc.

"Fiji Labour Party has always given recognition to the role of women in national affairs. FLP presidents have been women since 1988.

"The Labour-led 1999/2000 government had five women holding Cabinet positions — the largest number in any government."

The party continues to encourage all interested women and youth to apply if they wish to be considered for a place in the party.

Applications close on April 30.








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