The Fiji Women?s Rights Movement welcomes the recent appointments of members to Fiji?s Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission last week, following a press statement on 8th May, 2015.
It is pleasing to note the inclusion of Sashi Kiran and Selina Leewai, both of whom are actively involved in development and advocacy work. Kiran is an NGO Advocate and Director of Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development (FRIEND) while Leewai, is an NGO Advocate and social worker.
?As a feminist non-governmental organisation, we are pleased to see the appointment of two women, who have been quite heavily involved on the ground, in terms of local development and advocacy efforts,? says FWRM Executive Director, Tara Chetty.
?It is commendable to see a statutory body such as the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, comprise individuals with broad sectoral experience. We look forward to working collaboratively with the Commission on key human rights issues in the near future for the betterment of all Fijians, particularly the vulnerable and marginalised.?