International Women’s Day 2022 – SPC wishes a Happy International Day to all Women!

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“Women are strong and should have equal rights, be it in the workplace, home or community. We should all support women’s leadership and rights. We are committed to spending that extra bit of time with people we engage with, to get to know and understand them better in order to reduce the risk of bias.” – Miles Young, Director Human Rights and Social Development Division & Paula Loga, Operations and Administration Assistant, Pacific Women Leader, Human Rights & Social Development Division, SPC

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“I am committed to raising awareness on the importance of including women’s voices in cultural spaces.” – Taitusi Arhelger, Culture Program Officer, Human Rights & Social Development Division, SPC

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“Women and girls are key contributing members of our families and our societies. We must ensure more women and girls are educated and have access to employment opportunities in both the formal and informal sectors, and we need to address the high rates of violence against women and girls. I choose to break the bias to ensure women are given equal opportunities.” – Fane Qalomaiwasa, Programme Assistant, Human Rights & Social Development Division, SPC

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“Break the bias means there is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Amrita Kumar, Finance and Administration Assistant, PPEVAWG, Human Rights & Social Development Division, SPC

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“I choose to break the bias by positively influencing people in my community, family and the workplace. Happy International Women’s Day.” – Delvin Prasad, Finance and Project Assistance, PROJECT Governance, Human Rights & Social Development Division, SPC

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“I will challenge stereotypes and bias norms. I will advocate for a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and a safe, conducive environment for all women.” - William Nainima, Advisor, Human Rights & Social Development Division, SPC

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“To break the bias, I will no longer judge myself based on how others treat me. I will continue to communicate my thoughts, feelings and ideas about issues as a way of enhancing understanding about issues that affect women.” – Shifazia Begum, Finance & Administration Assistant, Human Rights & Social Development Division, SPC

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“I take a vow to stop, think about what I’m experiencing in the moment, and speak up for myself.”  Shobna Prasad, Senior Finance & Administration Officer, Human Rights & Social Development Division, SPC

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“I choose to not entertain gender bias and inequality in my home, community and in the workplace.”  Rayshal Nath, Finance & Administration Assistant, Human Rights & Social Development Division, SPC

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“There is strength in unity. To be biased is to discriminate against our fellow humans. so, drop, break, pulverise, and eradicate the biased and embrace equality on the basis of equity, for we are one, and we constitute humanity.” – Ranjesh Prakash, Human Rights & Social Development Officer, Human Rights & Social Development Division, SPC

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