“Stronger Women, Stronger Society.” This was the key message by the Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni while speaking to more than 200 delegates including specialists, trainees and medical professionals from across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
“Women have the multiplying skills that they learn and they need to expand from their professionals to build a stronger society.”
“The UN has recognized the importance of empowering women under the SDG’s and stronger women can make a difference in the development process of any nation,” Hon. Dr Luveni said.
From dentistry to being the first woman Speaker of Parliament, it was through having bold ideas and the courage to take bold action.
“One must be bold enough to challenge the status quo,” Hon. Dr Luveni said.
To address gender issues, Hon. Dr Luveni noted that there is a need to increase women representation in Parliament so that women can have a say in the policies and laws of any country.
She also thanked Australia and New Zealand for the immediate assistance and support to the people of Fiji affected by TC Winston.
The three-day meeting in Perth, Western Australia was organized by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RANZCOG).