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In the words of Riko Nagu: “In order to build an inclusive society and a resilient community both women and men should work together.”
Riko Nagu is a women’s and girls’ rights activist, member of the United Church Women’s Fellowship group. I have been living, working and staying with rural women and girls from my community for my entire life. Only with time, when I became older and started working as a teacher, I began to see injustice and inequality. I’ve started recognizing cultural approaches which are harmful and, at the same time, prevent
In the words of Nanette Panda: “Women’s voices must be heard and respected because women should have a right to speak to an issue that directly affects them.”
My story begins with my tribe. I was chosen to represent my people on some legal issues with regards to land at the Chiefs hearing at the tribal level in local courts and the High Court. Over time, I realized I want to know more so I could contribute more and represent my tribe and my people everywhere.