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Connecting the dots to ensure access to justice and social protections in Fiji’s response to COVID19

As I drove up from the main corridor connecting Suva to it satellite town of Nasinu, the sun poked gently through deeply charcoaled clouds, creating just a little patch of blue sky while rain fell…  


Impact of COVID-19; Lessons in Resilience in the Pacific

The global impacts of COVID-19 are unprecedented and extend beyond the realm of health into the social, economic and psychological aspects of people's lives. Although the number of infections in…  


How Vanuatu ran a successful election during a pandemic: lessons learnt

A few days prior to its general election day in Vanuatu in March, the volcano on Tanna island showed increased activity and an earthquake hit the country. Cyclone Gretel followed and impacted…  


FSM Congress becomes the first Pacific legislature to convene a virtual session

Human rights become more relevant when they are most in danger, the German-American philosopher, Hannah Arendt, had said. In a similar vein, the relevance of parliaments’ increases during a crisis.…  

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