Sign language on board for equal access to services and advocating for the rights
Nov 16, 2017
The inclusion of sign language interpreters provided persons with hearing loss access to social, economic and legal services and highlighted equal access to justice and government services as human rights during a recent outreach at the Nausori market coordinated by the government officers and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Urban communities benefited from the evening mobile awareness raising and service delivery
Nov 7, 2017
Women, men and youths from three of Suva’s urban communities, Jittu Estate Veiquwawa, Wailea settlement and Tamavua-i-Wai settlement, actively engaged during evening sessions in the awareness raising and service delivery recently undertaken by the REACH Project.
Market vendors equipped with skills, services and confidence
Nov 3, 2017
On the main street of Levuka town alongside the ocean, you will find market vendors in small tents selling a variety of products: taro, cassava, tomatoes, cucumbers, coconuts, and more.
Dialogues in Fiji strengthen youth and civil society engagement to support good governance and democracy-enabling conditions
Sep 15, 2017
With the wider objective to strengthen engagement, collaboration and empowerment of youths, non-government organizations and civil society organizations in furthering human rights across Fiji, more than 50 youths and civil society representatives from diverse backgrounds came together for the National Human Rights Commission Dialogue held on 30 August 2017 in Suva, Fiji.
Fiji Annual Law Reports contribute to greater professionalism in the justice sector
Aug 14, 2017
The new 2007 Fiji Law Reports provide access to legal precedents, supporting a higher level of professionalism in the justice sector, an improvement in the provision of justice services, and an improvement in efficiency.
Fiji Courts plan ahead to further improve service delivery
Aug 14, 2017
Improved service delivery by Fiji’s Judicial Department was a key area considered by twenty-three participants (12 women and 11 men) at the Judicial Department discussion on the Development of the Strategic Plan and Court Help Desks, which was held on 27 and 28 June 2017 in Suva, Fiji.
Engaging the Youth for Greater Awareness on Human Rights in Fiji’s Northern and Western Divisions
Aug 12, 2017
Awareness-raising on human rights and access to justice was the underlying theme for dialogues with youth and non-government organizations in the Western and Northern Divisions of Fiji in July 2017.
Women farmers more empowered by sharing their achievement
Aug 8, 2017
Rita Kawai never thought she could grow vegetables in the backyard of her land in Etas settlement, in the suburb of Port Vila. The soil was too hard and dry and infertile for gardening.
Marriage ceremony on the mobile service delivery bus brings hope to the newlyweds
Aug 7, 2017
It had been longed for and came as a most welcomed surprise to Amani Rakula and Savaira Marama Rakula to be joined in civil union as husband and wife through the ‘REACH mobile service delivery’ that arrived at their remote village in Namosi province.
People enjoyed government services made accessible at remote locations and market places
Aug 7, 2017
Losavati Sovivi found herself passionately engaged in the awareness raising talanoa (talk) and found exactly what she wanted to know to make her family happier. The details of the social pension scheme and the importance of child protection inspired her, especially as she has dedicated herself to caring for her family members, raising her ten children – with the youngest at 11 years old – and she has been looking after her 82 year-old mother-in-law.