Youth are the future of climate resilience
Feb 11, 2018
When the vulnerability of small island countries to climate change is reported in international media, it is often accompanied by images of houses and roads inundated with seawater, families standing among ruined homes, and children barefoot among wind-blown palm trees.
Communities in Fiji gain gender equality awareness and access services
Dec 22, 2017
Marguerite Gain returned to her mother’s village after surviving domestic violence and for the past ten years she has been earning her livelihood sewing uniforms for students, dresses and shirts for her fellow village women and men using an old manual sewing machine.
Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu
Dec 12, 2017
Recently, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research carried out a Technical Assistance Week and Workshop on Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu. This workshop was hosted by the Vanuatu Energy Department as the local counterpart of the UNDP project, Center of Excellence for Small Island Development States, and funded in collaboration with the Dutch Kingdom.
HRADC, UNDP and EU join forces to facilitate and nurture a culture of Human Rights in Fiji
Dec 9, 2017
Over the past week, the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, United Nations Development Programme and European Union organised six events across Fiji to facilitate and nurture the culture of human rights in Fiji and to raise awareness of access to justice reaching out to 516 people, with 85% reached being from outside of Suva.
People with disabilities encouraged to become more active through mobile service delivery
Dec 7, 2017
She had stopped going to her farm since she developed her knee pain over the last three years. The pain discouraged her to walk to and from her farm along the unpaved path from her village located on the hill and forced her to stay at home.
Creating a Community of Advocates for Human Rights and Access to Justice in Fiji
Dec 1, 2017
Engagement and collaboration between the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, the Legal Aid Commission, representatives from non-government organizations, civil society organizations and youth were strengthened during the ‘Community Advocates for Human Rights and Access to Justice Workshop’.
South-South Knowledge Exchange between Fiji and South Africa for Fiji’s Legal Aid Commission and Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission
Nov 27, 2017
The objective of this exchange was to accelerate and ultimately scale up the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience in the legal and human rights sectors between Fiji and South Africa as countries of the global South.
Regaining her strength through awareness of her rights and access to services
Nov 27, 2017
Pranesh Lata was not aware of the social welfare services the Government provides to people in Fiji nor thought she would need it until her husband fell ill. Her husband was a carpenter and built the house where they and their two daughters are living comfortably in the Western part of Fiji. Sadly, one day her husband suffered a stroke while out at sea fishing for the family’s livelihood.
Training for Vanuatu MPs Provides Opportunity for Improved Interaction with Executive on National Development
Nov 22, 2017
Members of the Vanuatu Parliament underwent a two-day capacity building training to boost their knowledge on the National Budget cycle as well as build on their capacity to analyse and adopt the annual Appropriation Bill.
Risk-informing development is key to achieving the new Pacific regional framework for resilient development
Nov 20, 2017
The Pacific region continues to lead the way in efforts to make development more resilient to climate change and disasters. In the first meeting of the newly established Pacific Resilience Platform, climate change, disaster management and development practitioners met recently in Suva, Fiji to operationalise the new regional framework for resilient development.