21 Dec 2015

Booklet details experiences Fiji women have in politics

10:15 am on 21 December 2015

The Fiji Women's Forum has launched its first publication detailing the experiences of women in politics at all levels.

Coordinator Kelerayani Gavidi says the booklet documents political particpation of women, including the current Speaker of the House Jiko Luveni.

Ms Gavidi says the book is part of an effort to increase the participation of women in decision-making.

"Not only highlighting what has been done in the past and experiences that women have had but increasing awareness, encouraging young women, or any women who has an interest in that area in particular. Urging them to move ahead, come forward. Also to highlight that you can't progress as a nation if you don't consider the aspects and experiences of your women."

Fiji women in the streets of Suva.

Fiji women in the streets of Suva. Photo: AFP