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