26th September 03:40 AM
14 women’s groups receive funding by the Australian government
By Waisake Draumasei
Friday 09/03/2018

14 women’s groups have today received assistance from the $1.9 million funding given by the Australian government.

Australian High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes has confirmed that the Australian government will continue to support gender equality and women’s empowerment in Fiji and the Pacific.

While launching the Fiji Women Fund’s first annual report today Feakes has also acknowledged the organizations that have been assisted.

The organisations include, femLink Pacific, House of Sarah, Rise Beyond the Reef, Medical Services Pacific, Partners in Community Development, Ra Naari Parishad, Women in Fisheries Network Fiji, Talanoa Treks, Fiji Girl Guides Association, Naitasiri Women in Dairy, Aging with Empowerment and Dignity, Survival Advocacy Network Fiji, Women’s Wing of the Fiji Trade Union Congress and Delailasakau Women’s Group.

He says Australia’s investment in the Fiji Women’s Fund reflects their commitment to work alongside Pacific governments and women’s movement to progress.

It is understood that $16 million has been allocated from July 2017 to June 2022 to support women’s groups in Fiji.

Fund Manager Michelle Ready says this will be a chance to assist women’s organisations in rural areas and reduce violence against women.

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