BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has voiced his support for women’s participation in decision making.
He expressed the above on Wednesday when addressing key stakeholders at UN’s Joint Programme Initiative launch.
Whilst deliberating on the “Consolidating Peace, Stability and Social Cohesion in Solomon Islands Post RAMSI 2018” Initiative, the Prime Minister stressed that women should be involved in all decision making levels.
He said that while the country is the first in the Pacific to adopt a “Women Peace Security” strategy in its action plan, there is however a need to strengthen their participation at all levels of decision making including that of the National Parliament.
Houenipwela further called on political parties to involve and support women in the upcoming elections.
“Let us encourage political parties to include and promote women candidates in the upcoming national general elections,” he said.