16 Apr 2012

Fiji women's groups given green light to continue civic education

2:28 pm on 16 April 2012

Women's groups in Fiji say the regime has given them the go ahead to continue civic education in the run up to a new constitution for the country.

The groups have come up with their own plan alongside that of the interim government including monitoring, educating and pushing for fair representation for women on decision-making bodies.

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls says interim Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, gave the green light at their recent forum.

"Hopefully in relation to the Public Order Amendment Decree, (they) won't be subject to too much scrutiny but if Mr Khaiyum is saying go ahead and continue your civic education type programmes we look forward to doing that through our networks also."

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls says women's groups already have strong networks and training to deliver civic education and they can ensure women and other groups are not marginalised.