Fiji starts national consultations on action plan to prevent Violence Against Women and Girls


Launch of the national consultations for NAP- Minister for Women and Prime Minister. Photo: UN Women

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (MWCPA) held a high-level public event today to mark the launch of the national consultations across Fiji to produce a whole-of-government and whole-of-community, evidence-based, measurable, inclusive and funded five-year National Action Plan (2021-2026).

Hon’ble Prime Minister of Fiji, Mr Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama said: “I am quite pleased to be here today for the official launch of the national consultation process for the development of the Fiji National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against All Women and Girls. Fiji will be the first Pacific island country and one of the only two countries globally -alongside Australia – to have a whole-of-government, whole-of-population, inclusive and fully funded evidence-based approach to developing a national action plan to prevent violence against all women and girls before it starts.”

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa said the Government of Fiji recognised its obligation to prevent violence against women and girls. The national consultations will be done in two phases and will work in 13 key settings.