Action Plan To Achieve Gender Equality, Eradicate Violence: Tabuya
Anational action plan to prevent violence against all women and girls 20232028 will be launched soon. Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Lynda Tabuya said this ground-breaking initiative, which encompassed the entire government marked a momentous milestone for Fiji.
Fiji National Action Plan
Fiji National Action Plan carries a powerful message: By reshaping power dynamics, challenging gender roles, and rejecting patriarchal norms, we will achieve gender equality and eradicate violence.
“Being the first Pacific Island country and one of only two countries worldwide, alongside Australia, to embrace a comprehensive, inclusive, and evidencebased approach, we are committed to preventing violence against all women and girls,” Ms Tabuya said.
“The global evidence unequivocally shows that violence against women and girls is not an inevitable occurrence but a preventable one.
“This realisation presents us with a significant opportunity as individuals, institutions, communities, and leaders to actively engage in effective implementation of the National Action Plan in challenging and addressing the root causes that lie at the core of this national crisis.
“Over the course of the next 18 months, we will be implementing targeted actions in partnership with all relevant stakeholders across key settings, which includes education, faith-based organisations, youth and sports, and traditional iTaukei as well as the carrying out the service delivery protocols (SDP) to ensure the provision of comprehensive and effective services to all survivors of violence,” she said.
Detailed information regarding these actions will be unveiled during a ministerial press conference scheduled for June 2.