Last month’s Fiji general election was historic because it brought about the first Parliament that has gathered in Fiji in eight years. But also because it set a new record for women representation, reports Asia-Pacific Journalism.
Special Report – By Lucas Dahlström and Mads Anneberg
Some of Salote Radrodro’s friends didn’t think it was a good idea. Time wasn’t right, they said.
She felt the opposite. This was the time to stand, this was exactly the time to make it count.
So she ran for the Parliament of Fiji and got elected – one of the only 38 times a woman has succeeded in doing so since the country’s independence in 1970. Read more »