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|FWRM promote democracy and human rights and empower women through leadership courses.|
- Headquarters: Suva
- Founding date: 1986
- Website: www.fwrm.org.fj or Facebook group
- Support from Oxfam: Began 1993
- Mission: To work towards the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, promote the equality of women, and support democracy and human rights in all areas in Fiji and the Pacific Island region.
The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) is a multiethnic, multicultural non-governmental organisation. It is dedicated to promoting democracy, good governance and human rights on the basis of feminist principles.
FWRM’s main area of work is to advocate for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women through legislative change and policy reform, and by developing leadership of young women. The long term objectives of FWRM are:
- To publicly address all issues affecting women’s human rights, status and opportunity within Fiji including cultural, domestic, legal, social, health, economic, employment, religious and political situations;
- To advocate improved policy and legislation on issues affecting women’s rights;
- To promote equal access to services by women and equal opportunity though appropriate enabling actions; and
- To ensure FWRM remains a well managed and sustainable organisation, giving leadership opportunities to women, networking and sharing experiences with others in the Pacific, regionally and internationally.
The Movement’s vision is for the women of Fiji to be free from all forms of discrimination, have equal access to opportunities and to live in a healthy environment where the principles of feminism, democracy, good governance, multi-culturalism and human rights prevail.
Oxfam and gender justice in Fiji
- New leaders Oxfam is currently working with the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement on the Young Women in Leadership programme. This project focuses on young women between the ages of 14 and 25, and aims to train each of them to be able to inform and influence their peers on issues such as reproductive rights and building self-confidence, as well as how to deal with discrimination.
- A woman of courage The Director of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement has won two prestigious international awards.