Media Coverage

Vuniwaqa instrumental in pushing forward Fiji’s gender agenda – Ali

August 16, 2021

FWCC urges Vuniwaqa to ignore those misogynists who are trying to bring her down through gutter-level journalism Acknowledging Vuniwaqa’s work, Ali says the former Minister was instrumental in pushing forward Fiji’s gender agenda and putting women’s human rights on everyone’s agenda.

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The Fiji Times – Olympic supplement

August 3, 2021

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre congratulates the national men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams for their extraordinary performance at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Your brilliant performance at the biggest sporting event in the world made us cheer, cry and come together in unity at a very difficult time in the

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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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