10 Oct 2012

Pacific women's voice promoted to global civil society

4:23 pm on 10 October 2012

A Fiji women's activist says it is important for Pacific women's voices to be heard as the world discusses important global development issues.

The Executive Director of FemLINKPacific, Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, is in New York for a meeting of the global civil society group with UN Women, representing the region.

She says the world is now talking about major issues like the Millennium Development Goals review and new sustainable development goals.

"For us in the Pacific, while we do have very vibrant networks, there is the sort of tyranny of distance between UNHQ and women at the grassroots country level. So how can we as women's rights organisations work better at the country and community level to assist women's voices and issues being heard."

FemLINKPacific's Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls