Fiji Time: 2:29 AM on Sunday 11 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Women top parties talk

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, April 26, 2014

POLITICAL parties are being encouraged to focus on women's security issues while campaigning for the September 17 general election.

In response to questions by this newspaper yesterday, FemLINKPACIFIC executive director Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls said there needed to be a transformation of the definition of "security" and that it needed to go beyond simply a militaristic perspective to a human security perspective.

"And we need to see the building of state and civil society infrastructures for peace," Ms Bhagwan-Rolls said yesterday.

"Ensuring women's security requires upholding the rule of law as well as a peace-building approach, and enhancing the promotion and protection of women's, girls and children's human rights."

She said this meant responding to the root causes of violence and conflict, as well as building on existing commitments to promote sustainable development and peace.

"A critical priority change is to bring people to the centre of policy processes and outcomes so that institutional processes ensure public and civil society oversight on national budgets, inter-governmental and national planning frameworks."

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 0.61820.5992
JPY 57.502354.5023
GBP 0.30880.3008
EUR 0.42110.4091
NZD 0.71840.6854
AUD 0.65730.6323
USD 0.47680.4598



Exchange Rate updated on 9th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Konrote for President
  2. Tough walk
  3. Sand dunes training for the national 7s squad members
  4. Police boss refutes radio claim
  5. 'Move Fiji forward'
  6. Stand tall, proud
  7. Call to be 'relevant'
  8. Fiji Day celebrations focus on children, youths
  9. Elderly not forgotten on Independence Day
  10. Clustered farming way forward

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  3. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  4. Mum upset Wednesday (07 Oct)
  5. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa Tuesday (06 Oct)
  6. Death classified as unnatural Thursday (08 Oct)
  7. Sex offenders top list, taxpayers foot $15,660 per day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  8. FRCA duo sent home Wednesday (07 Oct)
  9. Ganilau a nominee Thursday (08 Oct)
  10. Fiji thrash Uruguay 47-15 Wednesday (07 Oct)