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Four Fijian Projects Get UN Help

Four projects targeting violence against women and girls in Fiji are among the list of United Nation (UN) Women’s Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund (Pacific Fund) grant
13 Dec 2014 09:20
Four Fijian Projects Get UN Help
Women from various organisations receiving funding from the UN Women’s Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund.

Four projects targeting violence against women and girls in Fiji are among the list of United Nation (UN) Women’s Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund (Pacific Fund) grant recipients announced in Suva this week.

House of Sarah (Anglican Church), Medical Services Pacific, the Department of Women and the Fiji Girl Guides Association are four of 11 organisations in five Pacific countries that will receive grants from FJ$1.35 million and capacity building and technical support in the next three years.

The Pacific Fund is a key component of UN Women’s Ending Violence against Women and Girls programme and was established in 2009.

Funded organisations have access to a range of capacity development trainings that focus on gender-responsive and human rights-based approaches, lobbying and advocacy for policy and legislative change, and actions to promote the elimination of violence against women.

UN Women’s Ending Violence against Women and Girls programme specialist Melissa Alvarado says, ““We’ve already seen some fantastic developments for many of the organisations we’ve been working with since the fund started, both in the services they provide and within the organisations themselves.

“It’s exciting to see the kind of change these grants and targeted capacity development can create on the ground for women and girls in Fiji.”

The Pacific Fund is currently available in eight Pacific countries – Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

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