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  • Providing the remote population of Naitasiri access to social, economic and legal services
    Dec 13, 2016

    Remote villages in the Naitasiri province, for the longest time, found it difficult to access social, economic and legal services. The people of Matailou and Wanimala District would travel for hours on foot or horseback to the nearby bus stand to get to the city where these services are accessed.

  • Awareness and service delivery provided in Fiji’s remote communities
    Dec 6, 2016

    Men and women from across 18 villages in the four districts of Kadavu Province, for the first time learned about the legal aid services available to them from the Fiji Legal Aid Commission Officers who recently visited their communities.

  • strengthening leadership capacities
    Dec 5, 2016

    Traditional leaders across Fiji’s iTaukei communities are in dire need of skills building and leadership training to cope with the governance challenges of a country at a crossroad between modernization and traditionalism.

  • Rural women secure their livelihoods through financial literacy training
    Dec 5, 2016

    The women of Nacokaika village, Naitasiri make significant contributions to their families and village through kai gleaning and selling. Kai or freshwater bivalves gleaning has been a job performed by women in villages along the river banks of Fiji and selling them has been a major source of their household and village income.

  • Climate smart farming techniques help local market vendor-farmers
    Oct 6, 2016

    A training to increase agricultural productivity and income of market-vendors is helping many who are both farmers and market vendors. The United Nations Development Programme in partnership with Fiji’s Ministry of Agriculture is using the training to broaden market vendor-farmers’ knowledge and awareness on how and what effect climate change can have on their farms and ways in which it can be mitigated.

  • Women's Political Participation in the Pacific
    Sep 26, 2016

    Women’s empowerment and political participation are a matter of human rights. While the right to vote and contest elections is now widely available to women all over the world, the goal of gender balance in political institutions is still far from being achieved.