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Serafina Silaitoga In Melbourne, Australia
Thursday, May 01, 2014

A SURVEY done by the International Women's Development Agency in a few countries around the world, including Fiji, revealed most women were involved in informal jobs.

Agency CEO Joanna Hayter said women were mostly involved in house chores such as washing clothes, working as house-girls, making juice and food to sell, planting, crocheting decorations for sale and running errands in town for others.

Addressing the Asian Pacific Journalism workshop for women, media and economic literacy in the Pacific being held in Melbourne, she challenged Pacific journalists to publish more stories of these informal sector jobs.

"Women play a vital role in this informal sector and they contribute greatly to the economy," she said.

"These are things we take for granted but we need to start telling the stories of these women who are doing great in the informal sector. These women have done great because without their contribution in these informal sectors, who else would do their jobs."

Mrs Hayter said her agency worked closely with groups in Fiji.

"We keep close contact with the groups in Fiji and can be every day so we are well aware of our women's plights there," she said.

"We work with the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre, femLINK and the Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding, and they update us with events relating to women."

She told journalists most published stories were that of the formal sector jobs where people succeeded with their work. "The informal sector is even important and we need to start telling the stories of these women."








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