Fiji

Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $26 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Fiji. More information on the partnership and nature of support is included in the Pacific Women Fiji Country Plan Summary. Details on activities currently underway in-country with various partners is available via our interactive map. The list of program partners can be found here. Fiji is also supported by Pacific Women’s regional program, details of which can be viewed on the interactive map under regional activities.

The Fiji Women’s Fund

There is growing evidence that supporting women’s organisations and the women’s movement is the most effective way to achieve gender equality. The Fiji Women’s Fund (The Fund) is an innovative activity under Pacific Women, which provides targeted grants and capacity building support to women’s groups in Fiji in order to enhance and expand their work on women’s empowerment and gender equality. One of the outcomes of The Fund is to transition to an independent local entity with secured resourcing from other donors, the private sector and local philanthropy by June 2022. For more information about The Fund contact Ms Michelle Reddy, Fund Manager on Michelle.Reddy@womensfund.org.fj

Stories of Change


Pacific models of male advocacy working to end violence against women

Pacific Women supports a range of activities that enable male advocates to be agents of change to end violence against women in communities across Pacific Island countries.

READ MORE

The impact of intergenerational dialogue on gender equality

The We Rise Coalition helped organise the Fiji Women’s Forum and Fiji Young Women’s Forum that held a joint three-day cross-generational National Convention in August 2017.

READ MORE

Flexible funding for women’s organisations

Pacific Women has established the Fiji Women’s Fund to provide $10.5 million of flexible funding over five years to women’s groups, networks and women-focused civil society organisations, with a particular focus on reaching women in remote, rural areas and other marginalised women.

READ MORE

Creating safe spaces for Pacific women at international events

Pacific Women supports the We Rise Coalition, a group of four feminist organisations working to develop inclusive governance, equality, diversity, justice and women’s human rights.

READ MORE