Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development – Premila Kumar officiated at the Fiji Institute of Accountants Women in Leadership Inaugural Event.

While addressing the participants Minister Kumar reminded them to support women leadership.

“In Fiji, a total of 44 women (17%) and 205 men (83%) ran in the 2014 election. Women won 8 of the 50 seats in Parliament. That is 16 per cent of parliament were represented by women.”

“In 2018 election a total of 56 (24%) women and 235 (76%) men stood for the election. For the first time women representation in parliament increased by 4% resulting in 20% women MPs. This is the best result achieved so far for women in leadership.” Minister Kumar said

The event was attended by FIA stakeholders at the Holiday Inn in Suva

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