Deaf Girls Can Do Anything

International Day of Sign Language important for FWRM Grow.Inspire.Relate.Lead.Succeed - GIRLS programme “Deaf girls can do anything,” signs Vasiti of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) GIRLS programme.

My Guide to Voting Launch: Fiji Young Women’s Forum

My Guide to Voting (MG2V), a youth friendly booklet aimed at empowering diverse young women to think critically about their right to vote and their role in Fiji’s democratic process, was launched by the Fiji Young Women’s Forum (FYWF) in Suva this week…

USAID, SPC and partners Support the first-ever braille voter guide for blind and vision impaired in Fiji

To ensure information is accessible for all persons with disabilities during the upcoming General Elections in Fiji, U.S. Charge d’Affaires Tony Greubel on 6 July, 2022 handed over the first-ever braille Assisted Voting Steps Easy to Read Guide to the…

Influencing legal frameworks to promote the rights of people with disabilities

As the world continues to highlight the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on marginalised groups, the collaborative effort between Pacific Island governments and civil society organisations in enacting laws for people with disabilities has not gone…

Papua New Guinea takes steps to establish Human Rights Commission

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Human Rights and Social Development Division (HRSD) team visited Papua New Guinea last week to assist in the establishment of a national Human Rights Commission (HRC). The move is a significant one for the Pacific nation as…

Mereseini Rakuita announced as SPC's Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women

The Pacific Community (SPC) has announced the appointment of Mereseini Rakuita as its ‘Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women’.   Ms Rakuita will champion the organisation’s work on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls to bring about…

From youth camp to youth champ

Gadner Kagovai has always been sure of the career path he would follow. Growing up in the Solomon Islands, he dreamed of becoming a politician. Today, at 26 years old, Gadner has invested considerable effort in bringing that dream to life.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (2022)

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by…

Human Rights Day 2022

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone…

Bolstering Food Security in Marshall Islands

Forty schoolteachers and principals in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) completed a five-day  workshop last month equipping schools to play a key role in strengthening the food security efforts in the country. The participants of this workshop, who…
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