The Minister Women’s Forum is an avenue for open dialogue and strengthening partnership between the Ministry of Women and the women participants.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Women, Hon. Mereseini Vuniwaqa at the forum today in Novotel, Lami.

Minister Vuniwaqa said she is hoping to work out ways with development partners to move forward as a nation and for women who need the support.

“Government speaks about all these work in forums at all levels. I am sure that all of you also talk about your good work wherever you are invited at whatever opportunity you have,” Minister Vuniwaqa said.

“But I am also sure that none of us can confidently say that we have covered everything that everyone is doing or has done for Fijian women because the work being done is massive.”

She added that with whatever they were doing, there will always be more to do.

“This is where I would like to hear of the challenges and the issues that you face in your work and also what the women that you work with face.”

She further added that the forum was a space to evaluate the performance of her Ministry and look at ways they could better the service they provide.

“I am happy to hear of how we can work together to change how things are done for women at all levels,” Minister Vuniwaqa said.

The forum was attended by senior representatives of Women NGO’s, Civil Society Organizations, Faith based Organizations, members of national women’s groups and representatives of UN women.