The partnership between Courts Fiji Limited and the Ministry of Women will continue to pursue various opportunities that will empower and improve the lives of those families that depend on welfare assistance.


This was highlighted at a meeting between the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Hon. Rosy Akbar and Courts Fiji Limited Director Marketing, Mr Anil Senewiratne.


The meeting was held yesterday at the Ministry’s headquarters in Suva and looked at key areas of collaboration between the two agencies. Minister Akbar said this partnership will be instrumental in empowering the disadvantaged families in Fiji.


“The Ministry through this partnership aims to reach out to as many women groups as possible and provide them with opportunities to become financially empowered. Through this collaborative approach, we aim to make a bigger impact in improving the lives of rural women. “The Ministry is grateful to Courts Fiji Limited for this partnership in complementing the vision of the Ministry,” Minister Akbar said.


Mr Senewiratne said Courts Fiji Limited will provide skills training and employment opportunities for the less fortunate.


“Courts Fiji is pleased with this opportunity provided by the Ministry to empower the women through realizing their talents.  Courts had already partnered with the Ministry in training 1400 women through 342 tailoring and creative designing workshops conducted throughout Fiji.


“Financial literacy trainings will also be provided to upskill the women particularly those in rural areas. Marketing opportunities is readily available and we just have to capitalize on it to assist the rural women in walking out of poverty,” Mr Senewiratne emphasised.


Some of the key areas of partnership between Courts Fiji and Ministry of Women will be:

  • Media campaigning for the 16 days of Activism, develop an awareness package
  • Skills Training and Marketing opportunities for rural women
  • The Ministry to review its Memorandum of Agreement with Courts Fiji and South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) that was signed in 2013
  • Promoting the National Women’s Expo and Divisional Craft Show 2015

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