13th July, 2012
Fiji Women’s Rights Movement encourages post-secondary students to participate in the constitution-making process at FNU Open Day
The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement will be taking part in the Fiji National University’s Open Day on July 13, 2012.
FWRM will utilise this opportunity to encourage university and tertiary school students on how to take part in the Fiji’s constitution-making process.
During the day FWRM will be holding exciting competitions such as quizzes where students can win Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre’s Free and Fair – 2014 t-shirts.
We will also be handing out the Citizen’s Constitutional Forum’s newly launched booklet on the constitutional development process – click here for the online version.
The Fiji Women’s Forum (short for the Fiji Consultation on Women’s Participation in National Democratic Processes) is a national consultation to discuss the participation of women in national democratic processes.
Women’s full and meaningful engagement in all national processes is essential to human rights centred development, and to full and effective democratization. Women are already participants and decision-makers in all areas of state and civil society, but their views are minimized, blocked or tokenized when formal processes regarding constitutionality and governance are nationally debated and decided.
The co-conveners of the FWF are the National Council of Women Fiji, Soqosoqo Vakamarama, femLINKPACIFIC and the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement.