Lucille’s for [Fiji] youths

Lucille’s for [Fiji] youths

Solomoni Biumaiono – Fiji Times – Thursday, 22 August 2013 (originally published 20 Aug) LUCILLE Sain is one of the pioneers who revived the youth movement in the Federated States of Micronesia which actively fought and was finally given recognition to the aspirations of the young people there. The 28-year-old youth advocate from the most […]

Focus on [Fiji] women

Focus on [Fiji] women

Zafiya Shamim – Fiji Times – Thursday, 11 April 2013 (originally published 09 Apr) ABOUT 60 women leaders representing their communities from all across the country came together for the fourth Fiji Women’s Forum (FWF) at Studio 6 Apartments in Suva yesterday. FemLINK Pacific executive director Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls said they were focused to enhance women’s […]

In celebration of [Fiji] women’s achievement

In celebration of [Fiji] women’s achievement

Ropate Valemei – Fiji Times – Monday, 11 March 2013 (originally published 07 Mar) THE finalists who will be announced before the Women in Business Awards night will benefit from the public acknowledgment of their achievement, increased profile and the wide networking. Being held just a day after the International Women’s Day, everyone attending the […]

Free [Fiji] women, girls

Free [Fiji] women, girls

Frankie A. Reed – Fiji Times – Monday, 26 November 2012 (originally published 24 Nov) GENDER-BASED violence is a global pandemic that cuts across ethnic, racial, socio-economic, and religious lines, and knows no borders. It affects women and girls in Pacific Island nations just as it does in the United States and every other nation. […]

Baby steps for Rabi [Fiji Island] women

Baby steps for Rabi [Fiji Island] women

Kuini Waqasavou – Fiji Times – Wednesday, 18 July 2012 (originally published 16 Jul) WOMEN on the island of Rabi are very fortunate to have a group specifically looking after their needs bearing in mind the fact that they are also great role models in their families. The Women’s Interest Group or the Banaban Women’s […]

Feeding the hungry

Feeding the hungry

Geraldine Panapasa – Fiji Times – Thursday, 19 April 2012 (originally published 17 Apr) ON any given Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoon in the capital city, you’re sure to find a group of women scurrying from the sidewalk at the Reserve Bank to the Ivi Triangle, each with a basket of food parcels nestled on […]

My way of helping out

My way of helping out

Geraldine Panapasa – Fiji Times – Wednesday, 28 March 2012 (originally published 26 Mar) IN the build-up to the 2014 elections, organisations like Pacific Dialogue are committed to ensuring a peaceful and democratic Fiji. At the forefront of their programs are people dedicated to spreading awareness to the underrepresented groups about their valuable contribution to […]

Broadcast to empower rural women

Broadcast to empower rural women

Tevita Tuiwavu – Fiji Times – Thursday, 16 February 2012 (originally published 14 Feb) GENERATION Next Fiji is dedicating its one-week broadcast to the empowerment of rural women in the lead-up to International Women’s Day next month. This was part of FemLINK Pacific’s newly-launched programs during World Radio Day celebrations in Suva yesterday. “The one-week […]

(Fiji) Spousal rape

(Fiji) Spousal rape

Shalveen Chand – Fiji Times Online – Wednesday, 28 September 2011(originally published 23 Sept) ARITAL rape or spousal rape is rife in Fiji as tradition and religion do not recognise the crime for what it is, says the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre. FWCC co-ordinator Shamima Ali said most domestic violence cases included forced sex. “In […]