Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Workshop on Women in Politics to be held in Pohnpei

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): June 8, 2009 - The Department of Health and Social Affairs is co-hosting a workshop with UNIFEM on Women in Politics and Women Stand Up for Election, 13-23 July 2009 in Pohnpei. The UNIFEM Office in Suva, Fiji is funding for four participants from each of the four FSM States to attend this workshop.

The objectives of this workshop are:

  1. To promote better communication on gender affairs to EMB (Election Management Body/ies)

  2. To advocate for a better way for women to understand the election processes and develop strategies to promote women's participation;

  3. To provide a networking opportunity for women's advocacy groups; and

  4. To provide a networking opportunity for women's advocacy groups.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356