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Civil society a key stakeholder in the National Budget process

Representatives of Fiji’s Civil Society Organisations (CSO) attended a briefing on the National Budget in Suva today following its announcement last week, in recognition of the crucial role they play…  


Budget Briefing Workshop for Civil Society Organisations

As the COVID-19 pandemic drives profound societal and organizational shifts throughout the world, the unprecedented crisis also places greater responsibility for all institutions working in the…  


Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the pandemic – but now it is at risk

The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that we need to look beyond income to tackle poverty in all its forms.  


Sports for human rights and access to justice in response to COVID-19 and combating sexual gender-based violence

Rugby is a common thread that has helped propel unity in the face of adversity. Over the past years, it has proven symbolic in unifying the people of Fiji. Your participation in today’s event is a…  


Reunited virtually with families in prisons

Kelera’s (not her real name) son is now 22 years old and lives and studies at the University in Hawaii. Separated from her son since he was five years old, Kelera has not seen his face in years. She…  


Consultations on Traditional Governance Bill conducted in Auki, Malaita

Indigenous Solomon Islanders since the immemorial have always lived under their own systems of governance within their own customary jurisdictions. In the early days, these systems facilitated the…  


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…  


United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project

The UN-PRAC Project is a joint initiative of the UNODC and UNDP, a unique partnership to prevent and fight corruption in 14 Pacific Island countries and the territory of Tokelau. The project aims to…  


Digital services provide prisoners with access to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prisoners have been able to meet their children, spouses, siblings and parents living in Fiji and overseas through the video conferencing facilities. For many of them, they have not been able to see…  


Knowledge to empower settlement residents

Illegal rent increases, undocumented sub-letting, overcharging of utility bills – all are common issues unfairly experienced by tenants in Fiji, particularly those living in tightly-packed informal…  

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