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  • Rural Producer - Market Vendors Eager to Learn and Upscale their Business May 2, 2017

    Local markets in Levuka town on the eastern coast of Ovalau are set up in tents towards the sea side and stretches out in the middle of town. There are around 80 to 100 market vendors operating at the town market who are from Ovalau and Moturiki Island in the Lomaiviti Province. All whom are also producers that bring their produce to the market on Saturdays and a few during the weekdays.

  • Government’s social, economic and legal services made accessible at people’s doorstep Apr 13, 2017

    More people in remote communities are accessing social, economic and legal services provided by the Government which can provide substantive support to their lives when needed most.

  • Services to empower women in Fiji to be bold for change Apr 12, 2017

    People across Fiji, no matter where they live whether in the rural or urban, are stepping up towards empowerment of women and gender equality and are being encouraged to be bold for change.

  • Reaching the Furthest Behind First Mar 13, 2017

    Women and men in eight rural communities in four districts of Fiji’s Western Division became more aware of their rights to legal, social and economic services provided by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, and the Fiji Legal Aid Commission.

  • Early Access to Justice Crucial for Suspects and Accused Persons Feb 16, 2017

    Access to justice during the early stages of the criminal justice process is crucial in protecting people at a time when they are most vulnerable. It ensures they are treated with respect and dealt with fairly, and strengthens the criminal justice institutions to be more responsive to the needs of citizens.

  • Upholding People’s Constitutional Right to Access Services Jan 10, 2017

    A number of villages on Taveuni Island are located so far from the island’s town that accessing public services can be such a strain. Their capacity is already stretched as they recover from the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston that hit Fiji almost a year ago, while other settlements located further from shore are enduring dry weather.

  • Protection of human rights should be at the center of climate actions Jan 6, 2017

    The linkages between climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development needs to be strongly emphasized in order to facilitate an integrated and holistic approach to climate action.

  • 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.

  • 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.