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Remaining women released from parliamentary detention, NCWF
25 June 2000
An Initiative of the National Council of Women Fiji
Suva, Fiji Islands
The National Council of Women Fiji (NCWF) welcomes the release of the remaining four women hostages today (Sunday 25 June).
However the Council through it's Women's Action For Democracy and Peace Committee continues its call for a positive resolution to the 'Muanikau Accord' which should then pave the way for the release of the remainder of the hostages.
"Yesterday during our 12 hour Vigil, it was very disappointing for many of the family members, their friends and supporters when the breakdown in talks was announced. However, we are hoping that the resumption of talks later today, will lead to the safe and immediate release of the remaining 27 detained Members of Parliament."
Women's Action for Democracy and Peace: Principles and Purpose
Based on the Mission Statement of the NCWF which recalls our membership's multi ethnic diversity as a strength of our organisation, and the principles of human rights and democracy which we are called upon to uphold as members of the Council. The Daily Peace Vigil and Women-in-Community action has brought together women, men and children in a peaceful demonstration and with a collective and unified voice :