Men’s involvement key to achieving gender equality

2 September 2015

Women must partner with men to eliminate the cultural barriers to achieving gender equality, according to Fiji’s first woman Speaker of Parliament.

Jiko Luveni said gender parity must be presented to men in a “palatable” way in societies where traditional roles for women are deeply entrenched.

Ms Luveni is at UN Headquarters in New York this week for the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, which ends on Wednesday.

Siobhán Garside caught up with her on the sidelines of the conference.

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