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Fiji

The Republic of the Fiji Islands is located in the Pacific Ocean. The population is multicultural, with the two main groups consisting of ethnic and Indo-Fijians. The largest religions are Christian, Hindu, and Muslim. Traditional gender roles are still emphasized, although increased urbanization is eroding many traditional ways of life. Women enjoy full constitutional rights, but have limited leadership roles. Fiji ranked 103rd of 134 countries in the World Economic Forum's 2009 Global Gender Gap Report.

Most people choose their own spouse, and the traditional practice of polygany is no longer common. The 2009 fertility rate was 2.8 births per woman. Skilled healthcare practitioners attend almost all births. The 2009 infant mortality rate was 16 per 1,000 live births, and the maternal mortality rate was 210 ...

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