Former NZ PM joins talanoa session

February 23, 2024 9:30 am

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New Zealand’s Former Prime Minister Helen Clarke held a talanoa session during the second day of the Pacific Women in Power Forum.

Discussions focused on social media and safe online spaces, with the resolve to create a regional platform to deal with cases of online violence against women MPs in the Pacific as a stronger voice together.

Helen Clarke is the longest-serving PM in NZ history and the second woman PM succeeding Jenny Shipley in 1999.

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She was also the first woman administrator of UNDP.

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Member of Parliament Premila Kumar highlighted the issue of gender sensitivity in parliament and how the gender assessment toolkit is being implemented in Fiji’s parliamentary system.