last update: May 19, 2019, 2:31 a.m.

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT CRUCIAL FOR NATION'S DEVELOPMENT: MINISTER USAMATE

Empowering women in all facets of society will reap benefits for the women themselves and for our country as a whole says Minister for Transport , Infrastructure, Disaster management and Meteorological services, Jone Usumate.

He made the comments at the women in maritime celebrations in Suva today.

“Fiji Women In Maritime Association is to be the leading network for women empowerment and advancement in Fiji’s maritime sector, including being the primary focal point for engagement at the national level in matters relating to women in maritime affairs,” he said.

The minister added that WIMA helps Fiji move towards achieving United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on “Achieving gender equality and empower all women and goals”.

Source: Fijian Government

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