Gender equality tops ministers meeting
The 11th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting (C.W.A.M.M.) was officially opened on Tuesday night at the Taumeasina Island Resort by the Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa. In a powerful speech, Fiame told the gathering that the most critical part is the recognition of gender equality is not only a goal itself, but also as a pre-condition and key to achieving the rest of the agenda. The main theme of the meeting is “Gender Equality through sustainable development in an inclusive Commonwealth, with key sub-themes including Gender and Climate Change, Women’s Leadership, Violence Against Women and Girls, Intergenerational Partnerships for Sustainable Development. RNZI
Samoa’s Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa.