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Civil society supports effective access to justice for persons with disabilities

His name was called at the doorstep of the Magistrates Court. Tomasi (not his real name) went into the courtroom and stood in front of the judge. There were brief exchanges between the prosecutor,…  


Police Force encourages more women leaders

Empowering women to become future leaders in the Police Force is the focus of a leadership training organized by the Fiji Police Women’s Network. The workshop is conducted by the FPWN with support…  


Women in Leadership in the Fiji Police Force

Advancing women in the ranks of public administration is an important gender equality goal to ensure that a wide range of perspectives are brought to bear on policy making and service delivery.  


A child’s cry for stronger homes

“When Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji in February 2016, my family was one of the worst affected. We lost our home and we almost lost all of our belongings,” said 14-year-old Talei…  


Training on ‘Mandela Rules’ and inspections of places of detention in Fiji

The Association for the Prevention of Torture, facilitated a three-day training to members of the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission and the Fiji Corrections Service on the United…  



Study reveals justice needs and satisfaction in Fiji

Every year approximately 100,000 Fijians encounter a legal problem and need access to mechanisms that lead to fair resolutions. This was revealed by the Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Fiji Report…  


Arming human rights advocates for communities

Fijians should know their rights and should be empowered to exercise these rights. This is the goal of an initiative being undertaken by members of Community Advocates for Human Rights and Access to…  


Advocating for sign language to be recognized as an official language

In a busy hotel lobby, among the guests and visitors conversing in different languages was Leona Tamainai, who was briefing her colleagues in sign language. Leona represents the Fiji Association of…  


Support for Fiji COP23 Presidency

The project’s aim is for Fiji and Pacific’s strengthened engagement in the UNFCCC process by support Fiji’s engagement in the development and implementation of the Talanoa Facilitative Dialogue, the…  

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