Men can help reduce violence against women

Update: 4:57PM MEN have an important role to play as strong and responsible advocates for helping the reduction in violence against women.

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar reiterated this while closing the fifth Fiji Womens Forum held at Holiday Inn in Suva yesterday.

The three-day forum which looked at developing strategies to ensure effective participation of women into local governance was organised by the Fiji Womens Rights Movement (FWRM), Femlink Pacific, National Council of Women and Soqosoqo Vakamarama.

Ms Akbar said committed male leaders and their support was important in achieving gender equality.

The Fiji Women Rights Movement executive director, Tara Chetty said the Fiji Womens Forum committed to strengthening their partnership with the Fijian Government to empower women.

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