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Education vital in perpetuating violence: Nacuva

Education plays a vital role in challenging harmful attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate violence against women and girls.

This was highlighted by the Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Meli Nacuva while officially opening the Symposium on Violence Against Women and Girls on the margins of International Women’s Day at Saint Joseph’s Secondary School today

The symposium follows the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts ​r​ecent launching of its week-long celebration for the International Women’s Day on the 1st of March where schools participated through organised programs ranging from displays, morning talk/ speeches, dramas and many more activities based on the Theme: “Building Better Together Through S-P-I-R-I-T! : (Speak, Protect, Inspire, Respect, Inform – TODAY!)”.

“It is through education that we can promote gender equality and empower women and girls to reach their full potential,” Nacuva said.

“As such, we are dedicated to providing inclusive and equitable quality education for all, and this includes addressing the barriers and challenges that prevent women and girls from fully participating and succeeding in education.”

“Through our education system, we aim to empower young women and girls to become leaders and change-makers in our society,” he said.

“We are committed to providing them with the opportunities and support they need to succeed in their academic and personal pursuits.”

The Permanent Secretary also mentioned about the National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Girls, saying that it provides a framework to work collaboratively towards creating a safer and more equitable society for all.

“Our education system plays a central role in bringing about positive change in this area, and we are committed to implementing the strategies outlined in the plan to ensure the safety and well-being of women and girls in Fiji.”

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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