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We want equal rights for VKB registration – Soqosoqo Vakamarama
By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 20/07/2016

President of the Soqosoqo Vakamarama, Adi Finau Tabakaucoro
President of the Soqosoqo Vakamarama, Adi Finau Tabakaucoro says that they would like to see equal rights for i-Taukei men and women when it comes to registering children in the Vola Ni Kawa Bula. When questioned by Fijivillage on the concerns raised by some parents on this issue, Adi Finau says it is about time that this regulation is reviewed and changes are made. 00:00/00:00
An urgent call has been made to the authorities to relook at the process of registering children in the VKB. Concerns have been raised on why children who have an i-Taukei mother and non i-Taukei father cannot be registered in the VKB. These children can only be registered if the father’s name is not on the birth certificate. Some of the parents have said that this is not equal rights as i-Taukei women cannot get their children registered in the VKB if the…