Empowering youth and women to participate in the constitution consultation process
TI Fiji conducted a one day training session for women from the Suvavou area in Suva on 18 September 2012. The session was part of TI Fiji's Constitutional Outreach Programme - "Informed Youth. Informed Women" - funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Strengthening Capacities for Peace and Development (CPAD).
TI Fiji's Constitutional Outreach Programme will run throughout September and into October, with one-day workshops being conducted across Ra Province, in the Suva corridor and in Labasa. The aim of the programme is to provide citizens with information on the process and timeframes for making a submission, and the principals to be included in the new constitution. The workshops aim to encourage and empower participants to have a say in Fiji's new constitution, and ultimately be confident to make a submission to the Constitutional Commission.
Scheduled workshops in TI Fiji's Constitutional Outreach Programme are as follows:
7 September: youth workshop in Saivou
12 September: youth workshop in Nailuva
13 September: youth workshop in Nalaba
17 September: women's workshop in Naroko and Navolau II (Ra Province), attended by Dr Donasiano Ruru, TI Fiji Board Member, Davina Chan, ALAC Programme Director, and Jone Siqila, Communications Assistant.
18 September: women's workshop at Epworth Hall (Suva) for women representatives from churches in the Suvavou area, attended by Apisalome Tudreu, TI Fiji Chairman, Koila Kabu, Executive Officer, Alesi Vakakvidividi, ALAC Legal Officer, Melaia Liku, YIP Research Assistant, and three YIP volunteers Wilfred Wendt, Josese Ligamamada and Ratu Meli Vatureba.
20 September: women's workshop in Nokonoko, Ra, attended by Koila Kabu, Executive Officer, Alesi Vakakvidividi, ALAC Legal Officer, and Jone Siqila, Communications Assistant.
20 September: youth workshops in Nalawa and Nababa in Ra Province, facilitated by TI Fiji-trained youth workers, lead by Ra Provincial Council Coordinator, Tevita Nakaba.
24 September: youth workshop in Rakiraki, Raviravi Tikina (Vitawa Village)
25 September: youth workshop in Naiyalayala
25 September: youth workshop for Dokanaisuva youth, Suva
25 September: youth workshop at Epworth Hall, Suva
26 September: youth workshop in Dama and Nakoilava
26 September: workshop for Suva-based wheelbarrow boys and shoe shine boys at the Rescue Mission, Suva, facilitated by Davina Chan, ALAC Programme Director
27 September: youth workshop in Bureivanua/Soa
1 - 2 October (TBC): workshops for youth and women in Labasa
TI Fiji-trained youth trainers delivering a workshop in Ra on the constitutional consultation process