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03 September 2021

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Joint PR: FWRM and The University of Fiji to host Young Women’s Leadership training 3/09/2021

Joint Press Release

FWRM and The University of Fiji to host Young Women’s Leadership training

 3/09/2021

The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) in partnership with the University of Fiji will be hosting a transformative feminist leadership training workshop for 15 young women from the University in September.

The two-day event, organised under the Young Feminist Rise Project is an opportunity  for the young women leaders to learn and exchange information about the significance of leadership, empowerment of young women and how to work through the existing challenges they face. The programme will be undertaken virtually utilising innovative technologies and methods for the participants.

The Young Feminist Rise Project is supported by the Australian Government through the Fiji Women’s Fund.

FWRM Executive Director Nalini Singh said young women and girls are often disproportionately affected during and post-disasters when existing gender inequalities are exacerbated and the safety and security of girls and young women are threatened.

“With multiple burdens young women and girls face due to gender and age discrimination, it is imperative to provide the platforms to hear their unique perspectives and address the challenges they face, especially against patriarchal ideologies and the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited with this collaboration with the University of Fiji and the creation of this platform for these young women participants,”  FWRM Executive Director Nalini Singh said.

She said FWRM continues to offer intergenerational spaces that ensure a cycle of building agency and providing support in terms of leadership training and skills from a feminist and human rights based perspective.

The Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Fiji, Professor Shaista Shameem said that the opportunity for a partnership with the highly respected non-governmental organisation, FWRM, was not to be missed as far as the University was concerned.

“Our young female students have suffered the ill-effects of Covid-19 over the past 18 months which has made them vulnerable to all sorts of issues, both within and outside of education”, she said.

The FWRM leadership programme will strengthen them and provide them with the resolve to face their uncertain future with courage and determination, Professor Shameem said.

The programme will be held online on the first week of September, 2021.

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