Levan Bouadze, Resident Representative of the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji thanked the participants, experts and partners saying, “Fiji is treasured by your generous support, active engagement and willingness to share your knowledge and experiences each other.”
“I believe your engagement in the activities for which we are gathered today, will move us a step forward towards our common goal upholding everyone’s human rights and solidarity across diversity,” he added.
Concluding the human rights training, each participant received a certificate of participation and shared their human rights message by writing it on the message banners. They made each plan of action to take what they learned during the training to more members of communities in each field to spread human rights-based approach.
The training programme, Community Advocates for Human Rights, has been developed as part of the Fiji Access to Justice Project, which is funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Judicial Department, the Legal Aid Commission and the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission.
The Fiji Access to Justice Project supports access to justice, in particular for impoverished and vulnerable groups. It does so by empowering people to access their legal rights and services, strengthening key justice institutions to deliver improved services, and strengthening the capacity of civil society to deliver justice accompaniment services, with a special focus on supporting persons with disabilities and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
The project aims to contribute to the achievement of the 17 SDGs, with a focus on Goal 5: Gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls; and Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions.
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