Women need to take up roles that are male-dominated: Kepa
March 8, 2019 7:40 am
The purpose of this year’s Women’s Day celebration is to encourage societies to ensure that more women are taking up roles and positions in areas normally dominated by men.
In her statement, Opposition MP Ro Teimumu Kepa says in this way the affairs of countries and communities will become more inclusive and better reflect the hopes and aspirations of all.
Kepa says when women step into important positions in business, public affairs and politics they bring new strength, vision, and insights.
She pays a special tribute to all those women in villages and settlements who handle countless tasks every day as they carry out household chores, cooking, care for their families, prepare children ready for school and at times carry firewood and water.
Kepa adds women are role models of selfless effort and sacrifice to serve and deserve respect and praise.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March and this year’s theme is “Balance for Better”.