The Australian Government, through Pacific Women, has committed approximately $26 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Fiji.
The second Fiji Country Plan (2018–2021) builds on successes and lessons learned from the first and includes support to increase women’s accessibility to safe spaces to practice leadership and build confidence to influence national policy processes. It will continue to create opportunities that contribute to an enabling environment that supports women’s participation in community, local and national level leadership. It also supports female market venders to work together to lead market reform. Vendors are economically and socially empowered by improving infrastructure, systems, relations, safety and services in the markets. The Country Plan also encourages coalitions of women’s rights organisations committed to a Pacific where there is gender justice, ecological sustainability, peace, freedom, equality and human rights for all.
In addition to Pacific Women, DFAT makes an important contribution to gender equality in Fiji through mainstreaming gender outcomes in the aid program, as well as through political, diplomatic and corporate activities.
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- Date Published: April 1, 2020