Local EU Statement on the cancellation of marches intended to mark International Women’s Day in Fiji

The European Union Delegation for the Pacific issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Fiji:

The European Union Delegation recognises and supports recent commitments made by the Fiji Government, including most recently at the Commission on the Status of Women, to address the issue of violence against women.

However, the EU Delegation is concerned by the withdrawal last week of permits for marches across Fiji in celebration of International Women?s Day.

The EU Delegation urges the Government to respect the right to peaceful assembly.

 

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