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EU-funded helpline in Fiji provides counseling to people on COVID-19

Empower Pacific has opened counselling helplines where expert counsellors are responding to calls from all over Fiji 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This helpline counselling service aims to…  


Strengthening Fiji’s Disaster Response and Preparedness

The Government of Fiji through the NDMO in partnership with the Pacific Humanitarian Team and civil society partners convened to discuss the development of Fiji’s Country Preparedness Package that…  


Fiji's National Disaster Management Office receives much needed equipment from UNDP

The National Disaster Management Office in Fiji received a donation of 12 laptops from UNDP's RESPAC project to assist in their efforts to effectively communicate to all stakeholders whilst…  


More advocates in communities for access to justice and human rights

Disagreements between students and teachers at school, issues between a couple or elderly family members, a neighbour in a wheelchair who cannot access certain places because of the staircase, etc. Do…  


Samoa and Fiji Police partner to advance human rights in the Pacific

The Fiji Police Force is partnering with Samoa’s Ministry of Police to carry out a five-day training this week, in a bid to enhance access to justice for arrested and detained persons, and prevent…  


Partnerships with CSOs accelerate action for effective access to justice

The key role played by civil society organisations in supporting people’s ability to effectively access justice in Fiji cannot be overemphasized. The EU and UNDP are providing support to CSOs to…  


Traditional salt-making in Vusama Village


Can reviving traditional knowledge systems improve climate resilience for coastal villages?

As the Accelerator Lab Pacific continues its exploration of “Climate Security for Low-Lying Coastal Areas/Atolls”, references to cultural identity continued to emerge. Cultural identity for each…  


Justice and compassion for rape survivors

One in three women and girls worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner. But in in Fiji, according to the UN, that figure rises to two…  


Crucial factors in getting your innovative work to reach the people you are serving

I just returned from a field trip to the north, east and west of Fiji. While on this trip, I had the opportunity to observe and talk with numerous rural farmers. I enjoyed kava with rural villagers…  

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