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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…  


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…  


Enabling violence survivors to access justice

A United Nations Report states that persons with psycho-social disabilities experience more violence compared to persons without disabilities, while persons with disabilities are 1.5 times more likely…  


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,…  


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…  


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…  


Fiji’s progress in people’s access to justice shared in an international network

Access to justice in Fiji has been further strengthened through fostering mutual learning and knowledge sharing to promote effective legal aid services at the global level.  


Launch of the Judicial Department Strategic Plan 2019-2023

The Strategic Plan is a demonstration of Fiji’s and the Judicial Department’s commitment to the improvement of access to justice for all Fijians and particularly vulnerable or marginalized groups.  


Judicial Department Strategic Plan 2019-2023 launched

The development and publication of the Judicial Department Strategic Plan 2019-2023 was undertaken by the Judicial Department of Fiji, with support from the Fiji Access to Justice Project, which is…  


Justice Support Services Grants assist CSOs to empower people

When Monika saw her child fall sick, but nothing was found to be medically wrong, she realized that her illness was probably caused by deeper psychosocial issues which involved the way she and her…  

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