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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…  


New partnership for Fiji’s security sector governance launched

A new project was signed today between the Government of New Zealand, the Fiji Police Force and UNDP. The Fiji Police Force Support Project is a four-year project of US$ 4.2 million (FJ$ 9.2 million),…  


Tuvalu wields new data in the fight against climate change

If you’ve been following the news related to COVID-19, you will have heard the mantra “testing, testing, testing”. The understanding is, if we don’t know how the virus is spreading, how can we…  


‘Keeping ourselves safe from malaria’

“To protect myself and my family, we keep our yard clean, we make sure there are no tins, or bottles or coconut shells lying around, and cut the grass regularly. And we sleep under a mosquito net,”…  


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,…  


Transparency and Accountability for the People of Solomon Islands

Corruption has long been an issue of public discontent in Solomon Islands, and is seen as a major obstacle on the path towards sustainable development. A 2013 survey conducted by Transparency Solomon…  


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…  


COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and…  


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…  

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