Including Young Women

August 10, 2015

In the lead up to the review of the Local Government Act in Fiji, IWDA Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women program partners FemLINKPACIFIC, Fiji Young Women’s Forum and Emerging Leaders Forum Alumni, co-convened to address the barriers that prevent women from accessing the political space, while also highlighting the importance of women’s leadership in the Pacific.

The forum facilitated a discussion on the challenges young women face in accessing decision-making spaces at community and local government level. Consultations also revealed young women’s desire to participate in politics and emphasised the value of women’s inclusion in the process.

Read the Role of Parliament and Local Government Workshop Outcome Statement on The Jet