Promising Practices in Preventing and Eliminating Violence Against Women and Girls in Fiji
Violence against women and girls is a serious problem in Fiji. Women and girls in Fiji face approximately twice the violent incidents in their lifetime compared to women and girls around the world. This violence affects the women themselves as well as their children and, more broadly, society. Violence has profound negative physical, psychological and economic effects.
The Fiji Women’s Fund (the Fund) supports the documentation of research from practice, so that the expertise of practitioners is recognized, and, to increase the body of knowledge generated from the Global South. The Fund strives to contribute to the ongoing efforts to eliminate violence against women and girls in Fiji. This paper is based on the work of 4 of the Fund’s grantee partners who are working to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls. These organizations are the House of Sarah, Medical Services Pacific, the Reproductive Family Health Association of Fiji and Rise Beyond the Reef. The paper explains the different approaches grantee partners have used and tailored to their own community contexts.