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


What is Pacific Girl?

Pacific Girl is a $4.5 million multi-country program to support adolescent girls in Pacific Island countries achieve their full potential.

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Developing Women’s Passions and Marketable Skills

The Fiji Muslim Women’s League is a non-government organisation that has been operating the Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Centre in Suva since September 2015. Pacific Women funding supported the roll-out of training courses at the Centre to build women’s culinary, horticulture, tailoring and computer skills.

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Fiji Women’s Fund established and poised to make first grants

In its first year, the Fiji Women’s Fund is well underway, having established relevant governance and management systems and conducting its first call for proposals. Ensuring proper systems are in place has been essential, with the Fund receiving 226 applications in its first funding call.

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Voices from the vendors

In just over three years, UN Women’s Markets for Change (M4C) project has made substantial progress towards achieving its outcomes. The best people to explain how the project is supporting different facets of women’s economic empowerment across three Pacific countries are the market vendors themselves.

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