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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…  


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…  


Access to information is critical in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

The deaf community in Fiji now have access to news and critical and accurate information relating to the Coronavirus pandemic through the availability of sign language interpreters on the two national…  


New helpline for people in crisis

Lautoka City, usually bustling with people going about their daily routine, and streams of traffic commuting in and out of the city centre, is now almost deserted. Many businesses are shuttered,…  


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…  

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