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.
Vanuatu receives Automated Weather System to improve early warnings of natural disasters
Jul 28, 2017
Five weather stations in Vanuatu are now enjoying the Automated Weather System, a new weather recording unit which will benefit the country. The weather stations have switched to the new automated system from the manual system, to address the issue of data inconsistencies.
Role of Parliament in Sustainable Development Crucial
Jul 26, 2017
While all the SDG targets are important, the seminar focuses on enhancing the members’ understanding of Goal 13 related to Climate Change and Goal 16 related to building of effective and accountable institutions to promote peace and inclusive society.
Supporting community-inclusive responses to HIV in the Pacific
Jul 25, 2017
Evidence has shown that HIV responses that are inclusive of community groups produce positive health outcomes, build community sustainability, are cost effective, and ensure human rights-based approaches that reach vulnerable populations.