Market Safety a priority as stakeholders convene
October 5, 2018 2:44 am
Ensuring markets are safe for all users’ remains a priority, as expressed by stakeholders during a meeting convened in Lautoka.
Discussions were based on the findings of a safety and discrimination assessment exercise conducted in Fiji markets by UN Women Markets for Change Project.
Some of the issues highlighted in the assessment include various forms of harassment, bullying, theft and pick-pocketing as well as violence against women.
The assessment provided stakeholders the opportunity to identify risk factors within and around market spaces.
The exercise was designed to encourage women market vendors and key market management, security and infrastructure staff to discuss their experiences related to being safe in their respective markets.
The meeting, which concluded yesterday, was organized by UN Women in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Local Government.