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Minister commends women as pillars of strength

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, August 11, 2014

HUNDREDS of women who gathered at the Girmit Centre to celebrate the 2014 Eid Mela were acknowledged for the hard work and efforts they put into their families daily.

Chief guest at the event, Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni said it was her dream that women would not only be pillars of strength in their families but also in the wider community and nation as a whole.

"Women are the best agents for change," she said.

"My dream is for Fijian women — irrespective of religion, belief, colour, creed, rural and urban — to venture successfully through empowerment to upscale their social status.

"Likewise, that women are accorded the respect, care, support and comfort from their husbands and families."

Dr Luveni said women had the potential to contribute more to society if given the proper support and tools to do so.








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