The Fiji Women's Fund welcomes Susan Naidu and Sainimili Tawake to its Grants Committee. The women are both feminists who have made immense contributions to gender equality and social inclusion, especially for women’s and disabled peoples organisations in Fiji.
A tribute to the late Anand Loshni Pillay by guest writer Shazia Usman. Anand, a retired teacher and community leader was well known as the founder of Ra Naari Parishad - a community based organisation formed to improve the lives of women in Rakiraki.
May always holds a special place for the Fund, it is the time of year when we commemorate our inception anniversary and highlight our gratitude for the many things that we have been able to achieve over the past three years
At the Fiji Women’s Fund, we know that this isn’t business as usual. As a women’s fund, now more than ever, we must be empathetic, flexible, and adaptable to support the work of our grantee partners in responding to COVID-19 and tropical cyclone Harold recovery efforts.
The Fiji Annual Reflection and Planning Workshop Report summarises the workshop approach, objectives, key learning outcomes and participant recommendations.
In 2019, 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.
In 2019, the Fund committed AUD $1,475,104 in grants to twelve women’s groups and organisations in Fiji, impacting 8,160 people. 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.
As we celebrate what we have achieved and move into a challenging new year, we continue to rely on feminist friendships as a key part of our work in the women’s movement because they ‘keep us grounded, secure and valued’. Friendships that speak the hard truths, share in your joys, celebrations and hardship.
The Fiji Women’s Fund is excited to have on-board its Steering Committee, powerhouse Cathy Wong and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) trailblazer Georgina Naguilevu as new members of the Fund’s strategic guidance body.
Women and girls are make up half the population – but women’s organisations get only 1 per cent of grant funding.