29 Jun 2005

Fiji feminist nominated posthumously for nobel peace prize

8:46 pm on 29 June 2005

Fiji's leading feminist, Amelia Rokotuivuna, who died earlier this month, has been posthumously nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Radio Fiji reports that this has been announced by High Court judge, Justice Nazhat Shameem, who has included three other Fiji women in the nominations.

The four names from Fiji will be among a group of 36 women from the Pacific and part of the 1,000 women from around the world being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Justice Shameem said the nominations are about women who are pro-active about peace and security, and who create miracles instead of waiting for them to happen.

Ms Rokotuivuna, who was described as woman of extraordinary energy, passion and ability who dedicated her life to promoting peace, democracy and social justice, died of cancer earlier this month at the age of 62.