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2017 news


Communities in Fiji gain gender equality awareness and access services

Marguerite Gain returned to her mother’s village after surviving domestic violence and for the past ten years she has been earning her livelihood sewing uniforms for students, dresses and shirts for…  


People with disabilities encouraged to become more active through mobile service delivery

She had stopped going to her farm since she developed her knee pain over the last three years. The pain discouraged her to walk to and from her farm along the unpaved path from her village located on…  


HRADC, UNDP and EU join forces to facilitate and nurture a culture of Human Rights in Fiji

Over the past week, the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, United Nations Development Programme and European Union organised six events across Fiji to facilitate and nurture the…  


Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu

Recently, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research carried out a Technical Assistance Week and Workshop on Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu. This workshop was hosted by the Vanuatu…  


Risk-informing development is key to achieving the new Pacific regional framework for resilient development

The Pacific region continues to lead the way in efforts to make development more resilient to climate change and disasters. In the first meeting of the newly established Pacific Resilience Platform,…  


Creating a community of advocates for human rights and access to justice in Fiji

Engagement and collaboration between the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, the Legal Aid Commission, representatives from non-government organizations, civil society organizations and…  


Regaining her strength through awareness of her rights and access to services

Pranesh Lata was not aware of the social welfare services the Government provides to people in Fiji nor thought she would need it until her husband fell ill. Her husband was a carpenter and built the…  


South-South Knowledge Exchange between Fiji and South Africa for Fiji’s Legal Aid Commission and Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission

The objective of this exchange was to accelerate and ultimately scale up the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience in the legal and human rights sectors between Fiji and South Africa as…  


Tafea province of Vanuatu recognized for achieving malaria-free status

The elimination of malaria incidence in Tafea marks a great success of the malaria programme of the Ministry of Health, accomplished in collaboration with donors and development partners including…  


Sign language on board for equal access to services and advocating for the rights

The inclusion of sign language interpreters provided persons with hearing loss access to social, economic and legal services and highlighted equal access to justice and government services as human…  

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