14 women undergo training on promoting gender equality and human rights

14 women undergo training on promoting gender equality and human rights

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 10/06/2023
[Image: Supplied]

14 feminists, activists, human rights defenders, community trainers, legal practitioners and counsellors from six Pacific Small Islands Developing States underwent a one-week training in promoting gender equality and human rights.

The participants for the workshop were from the Fiji Women’s Crisis Center, Mending Minds Foundation Fiji, femLINKpacific, Sista Vanuatu, Brown Girl Woke Samoa, Tuvalu Women in Change Association (Fatu Lei), Solomon Islands Women in Media and Communication, Planned Parenthood Association Solomon Islands and the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement.

FWRM Executive Director Nalini Singh says their ethos centered on the belief that any policy and legislative change on key women's rights issues in the Pacific region must be led and advocated by the women's rights groups, organizations, feminists, human rights defenders and activists, and in doing that means strengthening the capacities of the women across movements.

She says the five-day training sessions were educational, informative, thought-provoking and engaging.

Prem Singh of Mending Minds Foundation Fiji says through discussions, personal narratives and case studies, the FWRM trainers familiarized their team with the Standards of Conduct on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and their obligations to uphold these standards, what we can do to prevent Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and how to report such abuses.

She says they are readily committed to continue this journey of advocating for the protection from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in the Pacific.

Meanwhile, the FWRM acknowledges the support of the Australian government through the We Rise Coalition, ICAAD and sisters from the region for making the week-long Regional Feminist Learning Convening an enriching and fulfilling one.

FEATURE NEWS
Drua's hopes for playoff spot still alive after 28-19 win over Reds
The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua's hopes of making the playoffs of the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific competition are still alive after defeating the R...
3 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
RFNS Puamau to assist Fiji’s ability to protect its waters - Rabuka
While commissioning the new naval vessel RFNS Puamau, Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says the vessel vessel has arrived at a critical time to assist ...
48 minutes ago

Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha seeks to boost youth involvement and community engagement through temple consultations
To get more people engaged in the running of their respective temples and increasing participation in religious festivities, the Sanatan Dharm ...
1 hour ago

Fiji Museum unveils third gallery featuring unique artifacts
Families gathered in numbers to celebrate International Museum Day 2024 as the Fiji Museum opened its third gallery today. A few of the artifacts ...
1 hour ago

Grammarians blessed to be part of the 60th+4 Diamond Jubilee celebrations
During the official opening of the Suva Grammar School’s 60th+4 Diamond Jubilee celebrations, many Grammarians were seen reminiscing about their ...
2 hours ago

FELT Framework promotes minimum wage for local tradesmen and women
The Framework on Engaging Local Tradesmen/Women is promoting minimum wage standards, indicating a new era of fair compensation and empowerment for ...
2 hours ago



fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
yb
IN DEPTH
Ministry of Home Affairs Talanoa Session on Illicit Drugs and Substance Use Disorders in Fiji
The pervasive threat of illicit drugs has emerged as a pressing concern, rapidly infiltrating and destabilizing our society therefore the Republic of ...
1 day ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho hearing in dismissal of 2 police officers case
Acting Director of Public Prosecutions John Rabuku says he wants the hearing of former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Police ...
1 day ago

TOP