“On Human Rights Day, since we came together to the training in orange shirt, I would like to send a message to stop violence against women and children,” she added.
Concluding Mr Rosellini said, “It is also my pleasure to be part of 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence through the ‘Orange the Market’ campaign. We are committed to the empowerment of women and gender equality. Wishing you a successful training today.”
Training will be rolled out at other municipal markets in Ba, Labasa, Lautoka, Nadi, Nausori, Rakiraki, Sigatoka, Suva and Tavua in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment, Municipal Governments, and the Westpac Banking Corporation. It aims to reach out 2,300 women market vendors in Fiji.
The Markets for Change - Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu project is a six-year initiative, which aims to ensure that marketplaces in rural and urban areas in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Markets for Change project is a UN Women project implemented in partnership with UNDP with principal funding from the Australian Government.
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