Empowering Women in Nauru

Video | 28 February 2014

As Nauru formulates its first ever National Women's Policy with ADB assistance, Nauruan women discuss why the policy is important and the benefits it can bring to the country.

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Title: Empowering Women in Nauru

Description: As Nauru formulates its first ever National Women's Policy with ADB assistance, Nauruan women discuss why the policy is important and the benefits it can bring to the country.

ADB is working with the Government of Nauru to develop the country’s first ever women’s policy. Nauruan women discuss their priorities.

SOT: Charmaine Scotty
Minister for Home Affairs, Education and Health
It’s a very new issue for Nauru and its something that a lot of people do not understand. So having this set up for the women, it would make things much easier for them.

SOT: Woman 1
In my opinion the policy should focus on women’s safety both at work and at home.

SOT: Woman 2
Health for sure. Education for all, children and women of the society. And also, domestic violence, because domestic violence these days are very much increasing.

SOT: Woman 3
I think they need something they can always fall back on and know that they have something there to ensure that their life is protected.

SOT: Woman 4
I think it’s a great step forward in terms of narrowing women moving forward to that direction to better themselves because I believe bettering women’s lives and advancing their lives, their career, advances the home as well, which is very valuable to Nauru lifestyle.

SOT: Charmaine Scotty
Minister for Home Affairs, Education and Health
This is exactly what is needed to promote the women’s confidence on themselves, understanding their participation in society, the importance of being part of the developmental plans of the country for themselves, for their families, and communities.

The final draft of the women’s policy is currently being considered by the Nauruan Government.