Fiji Time: 9:06 AM on Saturday 5 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Aussies support

Shalveen Chand
Friday, June 27, 2014

AUSTRALIA is supporting a 10-year $320million program entitled "Pacific Women Shaping Development".

Nilesh Gounder, the program manager for UN Partnerships and Gender at the Australian High Commission, made this comment while addressing 40 participants from 10 Pacific Island countries who graduated from the FWCC's 31st regional training program last week.

"This program will improve the political, economic and social opportunities of women in 14 Pacific countries," said Mr Goundar.

"Between 2012 and 2022, Pacific women will work with Pacific governments, civil society organisations, the private sector and multilateral, regional and United Nations agencies to increase women representation through leadership at all levels of decision making, expand women's economic opportunities and reduce violence against women and increase access to support services and to justice for survivors of violence."

For four weeks, participants were trained on various topics relating to violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual harassment and child abuse, human rights laws, as well as counsellor training, advocacy and lobbying.








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 0.61460.5956
JPY 56.533653.5336
GBP 0.30500.2970
EUR 0.41860.4066
NZD 0.73410.7011
AUD 0.66670.6417
USD 0.46810.4511

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th September 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. First for USP
  2. Fijians hurt
  3. Studying in England
  4. Japan unites with Pacific on climate change
  5. Khan for $217m sugar loan talks
  6. End to democracy for cane growers
  7. Pacific leaders fight for survival
  8. Call to monitor children
  9. PIDF for 'development'
  10. Transport assured

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  2. Leaders hit back at PM Monday (31 Aug)
  3. Nadolo gets $2 for RWC Sunday (30 Aug)
  4. Sexual taboo Wednesday (02 Sep)
  5. Nightclub employee charged with murder Tuesday (01 Sep)
  6. Fear of losing iTaukei language Monday (31 Aug)
  7. A taxi for his 21st birthday Wednesday (02 Sep)
  8. $14b man Thursday (03 Sep)
  9. 43 on radar Monday (31 Aug)
  10. Natuva: Military transition may take 5 years Thursday (03 Sep)