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Meeting told men need to step up to condemn violence against women

Meeting told men need to step up to condemn violence against women

September 17, 2019

Fiji’s Health Minister has told a regional meeting in Sigatoka that as the main perpetrators of violence against women and girls, it was up to men to condemn and address it. Ifereimi Waqainabete made the comment during the opening of the Pacific Regional Dialogue on Engaging Men in the Prevention

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Under attack: Role of Fiji’s human rights body questioned

May 18, 2019

FORMER human rights commissioner and human rights activist Shamima Ali has questioned the role, credibility and independence of the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission (FHRADC). In an interview, Ms Ali claimed that over the years, the actions of the commission’s director, Ashwin Raj, has become worrying for human rights

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Police quiz rights activist

May 15, 2019

A WOMEN’S rights advocate says she is shocked by the intervention of police demanding to know what she planned to discuss with visiting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali claimed a caller, who identified himself as a member of the Fiji Police Force, called her

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Don’t wait on tragic events to call out racists and bigots: Ali

March 25, 2019

People who hold leadership roles in the country have a big responsibility to play when it comes to speaking out against racism and hate. Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Co-ordinator, Shamima Ali says we shouldn’t only be calling out against hatred and racism during tragedy events. She says leaders must take

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Growing pressure against racist and bigots on social media

March 20, 2019

While many continue to unite in mourning the 50 worshipers murdered in the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, some are using the terrorist attack to spread more hate. Included in this heartless and racist list are some Fijians with real and fake social media accounts who have joined other bigots from

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Reclaim the Night March to bring about visibility to issues of rape and violence against women – Ali

March 7, 2019

Reclaim the Night March is a small part of the larger initiative to bring about visibility to issues of rape and violence against women in Fiji. Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Coordinator Shamima Ali says the march also allows people to come together and show their opposition towards this kind of

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