Gender equality is promoted by the Ministry: Koroilavesau
15:27 Wed Mar 14, 2018
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Ritika Pratap
Fisheries Minister, Semi Koroilavesau says they have taken a pro-active role in promoting gender equality in the sector.
Responding to questions in parliament this morning, Koroilavesau said equal opportunities are given to women within various departments in the ministry.
He says the Ministry is also working closely with its non-government partners and the line ministry to document the participation of women in the sector and the assistance that can be provided to them.
“When discussing projects and activities taken by the Ministry of Fisheries it is important to note there are no barriers in terms of gender. Inclusive of the fisheries workforce – the existing fisheries legislation policies are clear that it is inclusive of women.”
The Ministry’s Annual Corporate Plan further reflects the recognition and commitment to promote gender equality in the fisheries sector.
The Ministry has also engaged rural women as fish wardens in different communities.
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