Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa launched the Savusavu Saturday Market initiative to assist the women within the province of Cakaudrove.
The event also marked the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and the Man Up concept to encourage the support of men.
Minister Vuniwaqa thanked the private sector and the provincial office in working together with government to assist the women of the province.
She adds that the economic empowerment of women is not a secret but if given the right formula and support mechanism it could be very successful.
“It could elevate the livelihood of
communities, families and even of a nation if given the right platform,” she said.