Summary of publication
This is the first Fiji country plan developed for Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women), a 10-year Australian Government initiative designed to improve the political, economic and social opportunities of women in the Pacific.
Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $26 million over 10 years on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Fiji. The first country plan includes activities valued at $16 million funded through a combination of regional and bilateral funds.
Activities in the first country plan has four primary objectives:
- women, and women’s interests, are increasingly and effectively represented and visible through leadership and decision-making (leadership)
- women have expanded economic opportunities to earn income and accumulate economic assets (women’s economic empowerment)
- violence against women is reduced and survivors of violence have access to support services and to justice (violence against women); and
- women in the Pacific will have a stronger sense of their own agency, supported by a changing legal and social environment and through access to the services they need (enabling change).