Fiji Time: 3:46 AM on Tuesday 21 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Ladies summit

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, July 12, 2014

WOMEN who hold traditional titles have a greater chance in empowering and enhancing women's understanding in rural settings.

Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni said of the total 1293 villages, 144 tikina (districts) and 14 provinces in Fiji, 170 women held traditional titles.

Dr Luveni said the Marama ni Yavusa Summit expected to be held in August this year would be the first program to be held for women from the various provinces.

She said 50 traditional women leaders would attend the summit.

"The women who will be part of the summit are from the ages of 50 to 58 years," Dr Luveni said.

"Statutory bodies by gender ratio are 77 per cent men to 23 per cent women, including the 14 provincial council members."

She said the program would focus on building the capacity of the marama ni yavusa or mataqali addressing leadership and good governance principals, communication and confidence building.








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 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji Bati requests for continued prayers
  2. Tsunami watch for Fiji
  3. Resort schooner sinks, passengers and crew safe
  4. Schooling in tents
  5. Tura's mountain
  6. Drug raid ends in arrest
  7. Estonia downs Fiji 2-0
  8. FSC 'technically insolvent', says NFP leader
  9. Parental negligence investigated in alleged rape case
  10. RKSOB lead fight against prostate

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  4. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  5. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  6. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  7. Bati-mania Tuesday (14 Nov)
  8. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  9. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)
  10. Timoci opens COP23 Thursday (16 Nov)