BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
MINISTER of Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs (MWYCF) Hon Frida Tuki Soriocomua has applauded the Australian government for supporting many of the country’s programmes for women, children and youth.
She voiced this at the International Women’s Day celebration in Honiara yesterday.
She said the support rendered by the Australian government was evidence through the legislation of keeping women and girls of Solomon Islands safe and protected, support through economic empowerment of our women in both the formal and informal sectors.
Also support towards education for promoting gender equity in scholarship awards and of its many technical assistance and advisory to the MWYCFA, especially the women development division.
She highlights that the national government values Australia’s support very much.
“Hence I thank the government of Australia for support towards many of our programs for women, children and youth,” Tuki said.