Ministry formalise partnership with UN Women

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa formalizing the partnership with UN WOMEN rep Sandra Bernklau through their sigining of an MoU today. Picture: VILIMAINA NAQELEVUKI

THE Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has formalised its ongoing partnership with the UN Women Fiji Multi-Country-Office through today’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa said today was a really great day for women in this country and for the partnership that has been on-going for a number of years which will finally become formalized today by way of an MoU.

“I would like to take this opportunity to put on record the appreciation of the Fijian Government and particularly in my ministry on the great partnership that has been on-going for UN Women and the Fijian Government,” she said.

UN Women Representative Sandra Bernklau said the signing of the MoU was symbolic to their commitment through this partnership.

“This is a significant signing between UN Women and Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation,” she said.

She said in addition to ending violence against girls , the MoU covers areas which both the Government of Fiji and UN Women have determined as priorities for gender equality.

 

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