FWRM and FNU partner to empower young women

FNU students who had participated in the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) workshops at the Nasinu and Labasa Campus. Picture: SUPPLIED

MORE than 40 young women from the Fiji National University participated in the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) workshops at the Nasinu and Labasa Campus.

The two-day workshop focused on creating safe spaces for young women to dialogue, promote mentorship, intergenerational learning opportunities and awareness, and promote dialogue and action from a feminist and human rights standpoint.

The Nasinu workshop comprised of students from the university’s Derrick, Pasifika, Tamavua, Nasinu and Nabua campuses.

The workshops were planned for the Central, Northern and Western divisions and participants will work towards forming a Women’s Advocacy Club.

Fiji Women’s Right Movement (FWRM) executive director Nalini Singh said the partnership was an exciting one for FWRM and FNU to come together with a common purpose of empowering young women.

“Together, we intend to create a much needed enabling environment for young women to take the lead in driving their collective advocacy action plan in relation to the changes they want to see in their campuses and individual networks,” Ms Singh said.

The second phase of training will take place later in the year.

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