12 Oct 2012

Fiji women's groups urge 50 percent political represenation

4:13 pm on 12 October 2012

Fiji women's groups have called for 50 percent of seats on all Fiji's political structures to be set aside for women.

The Fiji Women's Crisis Centre and the Fiji Women's Rights Movement made the call as part of their formal submissions to the Constitution Commission this morning.

The groups say temporary special measures are necessary to ensure a level playing field and fifty percent women's representation should be mandatory including on groups like the Great Council of Chiefs.