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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…  


Energy efficiency for Vanuatu

Recently, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) carried out a Technical Assistance Week and Workshop entitled, “Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu.” This workshop was hosted by…  


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…  


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…  


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, Legal Aid Commission, representatives from non-government organizations, civil society organizations and youth…  


South-South knowledge exchange between Fiji and South Africa

From 12 to 26 August 2017, a delegation of seven (three women and four men) from the Legal Aid Commission (LAC) and the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission (HRADC) of Fiji participated in…  


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…  


Training for Vanuatu MPs provides opportunity for improved interaction

Members of the Vanuatu Parliament underwent a two-day capacity building training to boost their knowledge on the National Budget cycle as well as build on their capacity to analyse and adopt the…  


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,…  


Tafea recognized for achieving malaria-free status

The province of Tafea has been recognized for its achievement of eradicating malaria in an award ceremony organized by the Government of Vanuatu.  

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