Encompasses our work on promoting democracy, the rule of law and human rights in Fiji.Under this pillar, FWRM works to increase meaningful engagement of young women and girls in democratisation, as well as other marginalised groups. We also work with other civil society organisations in influencing the process from a women’s human rights perspective.
We are focused on promoting policy and legislative reforms towards the realisation of women’s human rights and transforming structures that discriminate against women and girls.This includes documenting human rights violations and lobbying to address these violations through the implementation of human rights conventions.
Through key partnerships with national, regional and international organisations such as Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), Diverse Voices and Action for Equality (DIVA), and the Pacific Youth Council (PYC), FWRM also works toward the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) regionally and internationally.
Intergenerational women’s leadership is a key element in counteracting discrimination and raising awareness of women’s human rights. It also contributes to strengthening Fijian and Pacific women’s movements.FWRM’s Emerging Leaders’ Forum (ELF) is a one year feminist leadership program aimed at strengthening young women’s capacity to advocate for positive change using human rights based training approaches.
Emerging Leaders Forum Alumni (ELFA) are graduates of the ELF who continue to advocate for the meaningful inclusion of young women in the women’s rights and feminist movements.
GROW. INSPIRE. RELATE.LEAD. SUCCEED-GIRLS Programme engages girls aged between 10-17 years old to increase their awareness of feminism, gender and human rights. The girls are encouraged to increase their agency because FWRM believes that if the participants can express themselves about the things that matter to them when they are girls, they will go on to be articulate advocates for their rights when they are women.
FWRM is consistent in its position on how sustainable national development cannot be achieved without the advancement of gender equality, the rule of law and human rights.The achievement of organisational goals are also attributed to strengthened human resource policies and processes. FWRM continues its work as a promoter of feminism, human rights, democracy and good governance through the use of media and innovative communication technologies.