THE Government is committed to work with Malaita province to address inequality of their women in politics and development.
This came after Premier Edwin Suibaea announced in the Malaita's 29th second appointed day in Auki on Wednesday to implement a strategy in the remaining two years to help women become members of provincial assembly.
Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs permanent secretary, Ethel Sigamanu said it demanded action to recognise the situation of women and that doing everything within its power and authority to address their issues and concerns.
"The national government now has a national policy on gender equality and women's development," she said.
"The policy recognises that women and men are equal partners in the development of this country but acknowledges that in order to address gender inequalities it is necessary to invest in women's development.
"The Ministry of Women is committed to work with Malaita province to improve the situation of our women in this province," Ms Sigamanu said.
The theme for this year's celebration was "Iumi tugeta luk save lo ologeta meri olsem ikol patnas in development for future blong Malaita".
It calls for recognition of women as equal partners in development for Malaita province.
Ms Sigamanu said it's a wake up call for this province and its leaders at all levels.
But she said it was also a wakeup to call for the women of this province for they must capitalise on this as an opportunity to improve their lives.
"They must also allow themselves to question situations," she said.
By Eddie Osifelo
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