GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE MAJOR CONCERN FOR SOLOMONS: JIMSON

Hon. Jimson Fiau Tanagada and Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs and MP for Gizo Kolombangara. Photo credit: GCU.

Hon. Jimson Fiau Tanagada and Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs and MP for Gizo Kolombangara. Photo credit: GCU.

Violence against women and girls continue to be a major concern for Solomon Islands and a lot remains to be done about it says the Minister for Women, Youth Children and Family Affairs, Jimson Tanangada today at the official celebration of International Women’s Day.

He says the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, “Empowering Women and Girls – making it happen,” must be desired to continually pursue this mission.

He says today is a time to encourage our women and girls that it is possible to be lifted from their oppression and silence if they are empowered to take charge over their lives.

“Today it is the time to encourage our women and girls that it is possible to be lifted from their oppression and silence¬†if they are empowered to take charge over their own lives. This is the time for women and girls of Solomon Islands to be inspired by the many noble efforts and achievement we have met.”

The Minister stressed¬†International women’s day present our women and girls unique time and space to be more visible in terms of their skills, talents and abilities.

“It is time which lifts you to another level, one that showcases your work and acknowledged the sacrifices that you have made. There is strength in you which you should harness, there is potential in you which must be recognised and utilised. “Making it Happen” must mean that we lift ourselves to a distance, one that recognises the potential in you and the values which characterise you as a person and as the women of our beloved nation Solomon Islands.”

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