Fiji became independent in 1970 following almost a century of British colonial rule. Political and racial tensions between indigenous Fijians and Indo-Fijians over the last 20 years have brought economic, social and political instability to the islands.
Oxfam New Zealand in Fiji
The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement is committed to removing discrimination against women and giving women a greater voice in their communities. Find out how Oxfam is fighting for gender justice in Fiji.
Oxfam is currently working with the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement on the Young Women in Leadership programme. For many young women it has been a life changing experience. Here’s what Karisha Kaajal Kumar, 19, had to say...
Action for change
The Women’s Action for Change group worked with disadvantaged communities, particularly young people, in rural Fiji. Oxfam supported them to develop their knowledge and skills to allow their work greater long-term impact.
A woman of courage
The Director of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement has been recognised with two prestigious international awards.
Whilst Fiji enjoys higher levels of economic development than other Melanesian countries, poverty and inequality in access to basic services are still apparent. Women and young people in particularly are vulnerable to social and economic marginalisation.
Our partner in Fiji
- Oxfam works closely with the FIji Women's Rights Movement. Find out more about the organisation here.