Fiji

Organisations across Fiji have come together to raise awareness of causes and consequences of all forms of gender-based violence, and the urgent need for action to help end the violence once and for all. Below you’ll find a list of events and activities taking place across the country during the campaign. We have done our best to collect as many of them as possible, but it is by no means exhaustive. Unless otherwise indicated, all these events and activities are FREE.

New events and details are being added all the time, so please check back regularly before and during the campaign.

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SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER

Break the Silence Sunday
House of Sarah

WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Public Marches
Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre
9.30am from the Flea Market, Suva
9.30am from Narayan Park, Savusavu
8.30am from Lot 2, Yaratale Road, Rakiraki
10am from Tabua Park, Ba

Break the Silence
House of Sarah & Barbara Hufner Kempner
10am-12pm, Epworth Hall Methodist Church, Suva

Official government launch of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign
Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation
3pm, Fiji National University, Pasifika Campus Auditorium, Extension Street
Panel discussion: Violence against women – the cost to Fiji
Featuring: Hon. Rosy Sofia Akbar (Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation), Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (Attorney General), Peceli Rokotuivuna (Human Rights Commissioner), Shamima Ali (Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre)

Buy it, Sell it, Act!
MH Supermarket

THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER

Panel Discussion: Reclaiming dignity & Social Justice for Transgender Women in Fiji
Haus of Khameleon, House of Colours, Pacific Rainbow Advocacy Network & Rainbow Pride Foundation
1pm-3pm, Pacific Theological Centre, Nasese, Suva

Voices against Violence – Poetry Slam
Fiji National University & UN Women
6pm-8.30pm
Ratu Iloilovatu Public Art Gallery, Studio, Raiwai

FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER

Brownbag lunchtime session – A Global Picture: The role of violence in keeping women and girls unequal and unsafe
UNDP & UN Women
12pm-2pm, Level 8, Kadavu House, Suva

Digital Storytelling Launch
Fiji Women’s Rights Movement
6pm

Break the Silence – Youth
House of Sarah & Barbara Hufner Kempner
6pm-9pm, St Luke’s Church Hall, Suva

Panel Discussion: Reclaiming dignity & Social Justice for Transgender Women in Fiji
Haus of Khameleon, House of Colours, Pacific Rainbow Advocacy Network, Rainbow Pride Foundation
Lautoka

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER

Pacific Climate Change Public March
Pacific Partnerships, COP21 Urgent Action Hub, Fiji Council of Social Services
9am, Flea Market to Sukuna Park, Suva

White Ribbon Day event
Fiji Red Cross
Sigatoka

SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER – Women’s Human Rights Defenders Day

Nothing Less Than Equal Film Festival – Opening Night
Feature film: I AM A GIRL
Plus: performances, music, panel discussion
6pm-9.30pm, Damodar City Cinemas, Suva

MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER

Nothing Less Than Equal Film Festival
Feature film: Once Were Warriors
Plus: Panel discussion
6pm-9pm, Damodar City Cinemas, Suva
Pick up your FREE tickets at Damodar City Cinemas.

TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER – World AIDS Day

Public march & info booths
Medical Services Pacific

Panel Discussion: Reclaiming dignity & Social Justice for Transgender Women in Fiji
Haus of Khameleon, House of Colours, Pacific Rainbow Advocacy Network, Rainbow Pride Foundation
Labasa

WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER

Nothing Less than Equal Film Festival
Feature movie: Out in the Night
Plus: Panel discussion
6pm-8.40pm, Damodar City Cinemas, Suva
Pick up your FREE tickets from Damodar City Cinemas.

THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER – International Day for People with Disabilities

Panel Discussion: Inclusion matters – access and empowerment of people with all abilities
Pacific Disability Forum
Suva

Break the silence workshop
House of Sarah & Barbara Hufner Kempner
10am-2pm, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Suva

FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER

Break the silence workshop
House of Sarah & Barbara Hufner Kempner
10am-2pm, St Matthew’s Church, Suva

MONDAY 7 DECEMBER

Nothing Less than Equal Film Festival
Feature movie: Lakshmi
Plus: Panel discussion
6pm-9.40pm, Damodar City Cinemas, Suva
Pick up your FREE tickets from Damodar City Cinemas.

THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER – Human Rights Day

Public march
NGO Human Rights Coalition

Nothing Less than Equal Film Festival – Closing Night
Feature movie: Kumu Hina
Plus: meet the filmmakers, performances, panel discussion
6pm-9pm, Damodar City Cinemas, Suva
Pick up your FREE tickets from Damodar City Cinemas.