In 2019, the Fiji Women’s Fund (the Fund) committed AUD $1,475,104 in grants to 12 women’s groups, networks, and organisations in Fiji, impacting 8,160 Fijians. This figure is representative of 5,600 women, 2,480 men, and over 80 LGBTQI and gender-nonconforming people and includes 97 people with disabilities.
The majority of women reached were in rural and remote areas such as Kadavu, Vanua Balavu, Beqa and Koro; remote interior locations such as the Yakete District in Ba; and the informal settlements of Suva. Through the support of the Australian Government in partnership with the Fund, many of these communities have received opportunities for the first time.
The Fund’s 2019 Annual Report released today, highlights the transformative change made by its partners towards eliminating violence against women, empowering women economically, supporting women to advance their leadership and influence on decision-making and developing and advancing women’s coalitions for change. The report provides evidence on partners, captures learnings from the Fiji women’s movement and spotlights many great stories detailing the impact our partners work in communities.